ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Lions and DT Ndamukong Suh are “preparing to go separate ways” after 2014.
- According to Schefter, Suh is interested in playing for one of the New York teams as it would allow him to expand his brand.
- Schefter adds that the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys would also have some level of interest in signing Suh.
Previous reports have mentioned that the Lions would like to sign Suh to a new contract, but they are willing to give him the opportunity to test the free agent market.
Lions president Tom Lewand has said that they have tabled contract talks with Suh until after the 2014 season, but Detroit is in a difficult position regarding Suh given that using the franchise tag on him would create a cap figure of over $36 million next season.
Should Suh reach free agency, he would have no shortage of suitors and the bidding could produce some massive figures.
Suh, 27, entering the final year of his rookie deal and is in a great position to secure a huge contract extension that will once again set the bar even higher 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.