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7/24/2014

Report: Detroit Lions not optimistic about deal with Ndamukong Suh


The Detroit Lions are not optimistic about signing Ndamukong Suh to a new contract, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Suh’s contract which runs through the 2014 season has a salary cap hit of $22 million. Mortensen reported that if Suh doesn’t get signed his franchise tender would be $26.7 million in 2015 or he would become an unrestricted free agent entering his sixth NFL season.

Suh fired his former agent in January and signed new agent Jimmy Sexton in March. Both sides have said they want to reach an agreement, but neither side has made a public announcement in months.

It’s likely Suh, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, wants to be the highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL. A year ago Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins signed a six-year deal worth $66.423 million.

While there’s no question Suh has found success on the field, he drew attention to himself this spring when he didn’t show up for the voluntary offseason workout programs from the get-go.

He's a man with a mind of his own. Nothing should be surprising to Lions' management or the fans.

The Lions veterans report for training camp on Sunday and hold their first practice on Monday.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sick of this guy. He should just leave.

4:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see any evidence in the article supporting the claim that "The Lions are not optimistic..". Maybe it's the writer who isn't optimistic?

5:05 PM 
Blogger m magee said...

Yea lion will get deal done suh i to valuable to let go so what if he didnt come to voluntary minicamp at start key word (voluntary) u no what yal should give me that writers job

5:10 PM 
Blogger m magee said...

Next nxt 3 years lions will have a ring

5:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok Suh is entitled to be paid well he has earned it he is a force in the middle or outside of the D-Line. Suh has not shown for any Mini camps but always shows up in shape. Caldwell was cool with this . He fired his Agent that wanted him to leave Detroit. So To everyone saying he should go- Screw you Eat a D you fair weather no football knowing azz. To the Media report the facts not your drama. Douglas Prince Long time Loyal fan .

5:16 PM 

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