Details of the negotiations with Reiff, one of 11 unsigned first-round draft picks, are scarce, but Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press suggests the Lions could be waiting on a deal for Matt Kalil, the No. 4 overall draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings who plays the same position as Reiff, the No. 23 overall draft pick.
We know that Reiff's four-year contract worth around $8 million with a signing bonus of between $2.5 and $2.7 million, based on his draft slot. Over 80 percent of the contract -- Reiff's signing bonus and base salaries in 2012, 2013 and 2014 -- will be fully guaranteed.
For a player chosen in the bottom third of the first round, though, offsets could be something that teams push for. Reiff is one of four unsigned picks in the 20 to 24 range and if those other players agree to offset language, the Lions will want that, too.
Monday is a soft deadline since veterans don't report to training camp until next Thursday and the Lions' first training camp practice is not until a week from today. A deal will eventually get done, though, and Reiff should have plenty of time to compete for a starting job.