Steve Mariucci is officially headed to the Lions den.
ESPN.com has learned that Mariucci and the Detroit Lions on Tuesday morning completed the final details of an agreement on a landmark five-year contract. He is enroute to Detroit and will be introduced at a Wednesday press conference.
The contract, ESPN.com confirmed, will pay Mariucci $5 million annually. He was to have earned a base salary of $2.25 million under his old contract with the 49ers. That salary for 2003 was to have been paid out over a 30-month period. The deal, negotiated over the past four or five days by agent Gary O'Hagan of IMG, equals the one awarded Washington Redskins coach Steve Spurrier last year
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