If Bradford signs, then Lions' Suh could be close
The news that the St. Louis Rams could reach an agreement with first overall pick Sam Bradford by Thursday is a positive sign that the Lions may get Ndamukong Suh signed in time for training camp.
Suh, the second overall pick, has said from the day he was drafted he does not want to miss any time in training camp. He has reiterated his stance since and said his agents knew from the get-go he wanted a contact done on time.
It’s critical that the rookie defensive tackle does not miss any time or he could fall behind quickly.
The only first-round picks who have signed so far are Dez Bryant, the 24th overall pick by Dallas, and Devin McCourty, the 27th overall pick by New England.
The Lions also have yet to sign running back Jahvid Best, their other first-round pick (30th overall).
Lions players report on Friday with conditioning tests on Saturday morning followed by the first training camp workout session.