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Lions Not Looking To Trade DT Ndamukong Suh, Despite Previous Reports

 

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Monday that they are not looking to trade DT Ndamukong Suh, per Dave Birkett.

  • Mayhew did say that they received a phone call from an interested team back in January, but he had no interest in broaching the topic.
  • Mayhew added that contracts talks with Suh are still “ongoing.”

While previous reports did say that the Lions had discussed the possibility of trading Suh, they also mentioned that there wasn’t any serious discussion regarding the matter.

Suh and Detroit have yet to make significant progress regarding a long-term extension. He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal, and he has not reported to Detroit’s — albeit voluntary — team workouts, but this is probably an overblown topic anyways.

He is in a great position to secure a huge contract extension that will once again set the bar for the defensive tackle position. Suh stands to make $11.55 million for the 2014 season and has a massive cap figure of $22.4 million.

Last year, 48 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble for Detroit. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the league last season.