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8/02/2010

Suh's absence from Lions continues

ALLEN PARK -- Another training camp session today, another missed opportunity for Ndamukong Suh, the Lions top draft pick, who has not reached a deal yet. This is the third day of camp the defensive tackle has missed.

Suh was the second overall pick in the draft. After top pick Sam Bradford signed with St. Louis for $78 million over six years with $50 million guaranteed on Friday, it was thought that Suh would be right behind.

“We have six practices in shoulder pads, we have six full padded practices in training camp. We’ve already finished two of those shoulder pad practices and those are opportunities that once they’re gone, they’re gone forever,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said.

Schwartz said before camp started that as long as the holdout was short, Suh would easily be able to catch up, but any long-term absence would hurt the rookie lineman. Schwartz can't define long-term but he'll know it when/if it happens.

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