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New York Times Sports:
The Detroit Lions are developing a reputation as the N.F.L.’s dirtiest team after a raft of reputation-tarnishing incidents, including the suspension of Ndamukong Suh.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh has returned to the Lions from a two-game suspension, just in time to help in their playoff drive.
Suh reported to the teams headquarters and training complex on Monday and met with coach Jim Schwartz.
Monday was the first day the Pro Bowl defensive tackle was eligible to be on the teams property or have any contact with members of the franchise...
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham made it clear that he's got defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's back when he returns from his two-game suspension Monday.
Suh has one sure way to do it, and it has nothing to do with marketing or any endorsements that have made him one of the NFL's best known players. The Lions need a lift for their battered defense.
Not having suspended Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh available Sunday is starting to look like the least of the Lions' concerns. Counting Suh, the team could be without as many as six key defensive contributors against the Vikings.
Detroit-- The reputation of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took a hit after he was given a two-game suspension, but it doesn't appear to sway NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's opinion of Suh as a person.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh will get a warm reception from defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham when he returns to the Lions Monday after serving a two-game suspension.
But Cunningham is being considerably cooler toward Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen because of the disparaging comments Allen made earlier in the week about the city of Detroit.
The Lions play...
With Ndamukong Suh stomping on people, Brandon Pettigrew shoving officials and various others picking up personal foul penalties, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and head coach Jim Schwartz come under a bit of scrutiny for how they coach the young men in Honolulu blue.
It's a simplistic explanation for what's probably a more complicated problem, and...
If you didn't know, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is in the house today.
He didn't say anything controversial during a fan forum here at Ford Field or with reporters, but did make it clear he has a positive opinion of Ndamukong Suh.
Goodell also said he thinks the Lions will be a franchise
Football is a tough sport, there is no getting around it. Many times it sucks to get hit, and then there are times where it really sucks to get hit. There are very rarely tackles that feel good in the NFL(that would probably be weird if they did), but there are certainly some players who dish out more punishment than others. With that in mind, here is a look at some of the hardest...
Running back Kevin Smith -- out. Cornerback Chris Houston -- out. Safety Louis Delmas -- out. Defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley -- out.
The only good news for the Lions was that outside linebacker Justin Durant's ailing hamstring is well enough for him to start against the