Jim Caldwell optimistic Ndamukong Suh will stay with Lions

As the Lions prepare for training camp Monday, star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s future in Detroit remains in doubt. But the team is confident Suh’s contract negotiations won’t be a distraction as it prepares for the season, and coach Jim Caldwell remains optimistic that the Lions can keep Suh long term. “Absolutely,” he said Sunday. “I’m always optimistic ...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trouble is brewing on the Detroit Lions defensive line

There is trouble brewing on the Detroit Lions defensive line already this year. We all know that the lack of a contract extension for Ndamukong Suh has been a major distraction this offseason and may have caused the Lions trouble in signing potential free agents, but there are more pressing concerns now. Two of the Lions key players on the defensive line are causing the concern...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions worried they can’t re-sign Ndamukong Suh

For the last four seasons Ndamukong Suh has been the anchor of the Detroit Lions defensive line. During that time he’s totaled 27.5 sacks and 186 combined tackles. Re-signing Suh has been a priority for the Lions, and apparently Suh wants to stay, but it’s looking more and more like that might not happen. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen the club is starting to get anxious...
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Lions HC Jim Caldwell “Optimistic” They’ll Sign DT Ndamukong Suh To An Extension

  Lions new HC Jim Caldwell told reporters on Sunday that he remains confident that they will be able to sign DT Ndamukong Suh to a contract extension. “Absolutely,” Caldwell said, via ESPN.com. “I’m always optimistic. I think you know me by now and I think without question they are working at it, and I think something will be done at the appropriate time.” ESPN’s...
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Caldwell believes Suh's deal will 'absolutely' get done

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions' veteran players arrived Sunday for the start of training camp. Barring an unexpected turn in negotiations, Suh will take the field Monday afternoon for the team's first practice without the contract extension that the Lions were hoping to sign him to during the offseason. Suh, entering his fifth year in the NFL, could...
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Lions' Suh: Contract uncertainty not a distraction

DETROIT (AP) -- Ndamukong Suh is ready to start training camp -- and he says any uncertainty about his contract shouldn't be a distraction. "That's what you've got agents for," the Detroit defensive tackle told The Associated Press. "They can take care of business, and just go from there." Veterans report to camp Sunday, and the Lions will practice...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mort: Lions not optimistic they’ll be able to re-sign Suh

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen,  the Detroit Lions aren’t optimistic that they’ll be able to sign defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to an extension. https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/492401534744154114 Suh has only two years left on his current deal.  He’ll hit free agency in 2016. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: '...
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Ndamukong Suh mulls options in Detroit

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is not just a beast on the field.  He and his agents are apparently a handful at the negotiating table as well. Sources told ESPN that the club has taken the stance that the nefarious defender may find work elsewhere in 2015. Suh’s contract negotiations have been one of the biggest issues for the Lions this offseason. Due to restructuring on his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions aren’t optimistic they can get a new deal done with Suh if at all

Depending on which way you want to look at the semantics of the whole thing, the bottom line for the Lions and Ndamukong Suh is they’re not even close to agreeing on a new contract. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was the first to report that the Lions ‘are not optimistic’ about getting their former first round pick signed to a new contract as he heads into the final year of his deal...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions rookie Eric Ebron may be early favorite as next team leader

They nudged quiet Calvin Johnson into a more vocal role and got the introverted Ndamukong Suh elected captain, and with the Detroit Lions on the lookout for their next group of leaders, one newcomer seems like an obvious choice. Rookie tight end Eric Ebron, more than any of the Lions’ recent first-round picks, exudes the charisma and personality often found in face-of-the-locker...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Aren’t Optimistic About Signing DT Ndamukong Suh To An Extension

  Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Lions are not optimistic about signing DT Ndamukong Suh to a new contract. Mortensen mentions that if the Lions are unable to work out an agreement before next season, it would cost them a staggering $26.7 million to franchise him. Suh, 27, entering the final year of his rookie deal and is in a great position to secure a huge contract...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: special teams

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow for the special-teams units: FIRST DOWN Most of the focus this offseason has centered on fixing Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh's contract status and the cornerback situation. But there's another pressing issue not getting quite as much attention that will be crucial to the Lions'...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: Which Detroit Lions linebacker will lead the team in tackles?

The Detroit Lions linebackers are not full of high dollar, high caliber players like their defensive line is. Martin Mayhew has pieced together an effective unit though and did make an upgrade in the 2014 draft. Mayhew drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round of the draft. At this point, Van Noy is listed second on the depth chart behind Ashlee Palmer at outside linebacker, but...
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Position Preview: Detroit Lions need production from Suh and Fairley this year

The Detroit Lions defensive line is built upon their strength up the middle. The Lions have two first round picks at defensive tackle, and another at right defensive end, and when it clicks it consumes opponents in a brutal fashion. Ndamukong Suh is the best defensive tackle in the NFL. He is the most intimidating player in the league, his hits are violent, his work ethic is undeniable...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jimmy Graham signed, Suh's agent could turn to Lions star's deal

Now that agent Jimmy Sexton has finished negotiating Jimmy Graham’s deal with the New Orleans Saints, he can concentrate fully on a new deal for his other high-profile client, Ndamukong Suh. That is, if the Detroit Lions and their defensive tackle want one. Suh and the Lions have been extremely silent on negotiations and have only issued the most politic statements on the matter...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Suh completes reality TV show hat trick

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has completed the Reality TV Show version of the hat trick. Suh, who had previously appeared on a dating show and a celebrity diving contest in recent offseasons, finally had his episode of the new "American Muscle" show aired Wednesday night on the Discovery Channel. The segment was taped during the winter at the Barwis Methods...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh ranked the best No. 90 in the NFL today

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: Lions need to win a Super Bowl

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson believes his team can win a championship. “We need to win a Super Bowl,” Johnson said on the NFL Network Wednesday. “That’s the No. 1 thing. That’s the No. 1 thing (and) should be for every team going into the beginning of the year. “We’re definitely in a place where we feel we could do that.” The All-Pro receiver said new...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh agrees the Lions have “championship DNA”

Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was a guest on the NFL Network and said that he agrees with James Ihedigbo’s statement that they have “championship DNA.”  “Yeah, I without question agree,” said Suh. “We have the opportunity to have a great group of guys,” Suh said. “The front office did a great job of bringing in extra talent, talent that can step on the field...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

How much bigger and stronger can Lions Suh get? His trainer says Watch Out

Ndamukong Suh is already a beast for the Detroit Lions.  He missed the teams workouts last month but his trainer is telling everyone do not worry.  Suh’s personal strength coach Mike Barwis told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Detroit’s quarterback killer is poised to hit camp as a “physical specimen.” “Ndamukong is a stud,” […] The post How much bigger and stronger...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Position Battle: Wide Receiver

Most of the news surrounding the Detroit Lions this off-season has been about their star DT Ndamukong Suh’s contract, or about how well the Lions’ secondary will adjust to their new defensive scheme. But a position battle at wide receiver is taking place, and it is one that could be very important for the Detroit Lions. Ryan Broyles, the Detroit Lions’ 2nd round draft pick...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ DT Ndamukong Suh’s Contract Remains the Talk of Spring Training

  Lions’ #ndamukong suh leaves; will he have a new deal when he returns? | #detroit Free Press | freep.com     Original story from www.freep.com With Suh’s contract talks stealing the headlines this spring, #detroit lions‘ new head coach Jim Caldwell is having a lot of the weight taken off of his own shoulders. A lot of the media questions directed at Caldwell are about...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh named best in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Still unlikely Lions will trade Ndamukong Suh

Even though some people think the Lions could trade Ndamukong Suh,  it’s highly unlikely,  according to ProFootballTalk.com. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no discussions or negotiations aimed at a possible trade have occurred.  And the talks would involve more than the Lions and Suh’s new team; a contract extension would be required to justify the investment...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ndamukong Suh “Highly Unlikely” To Be Traded

  This news probably won’t come as a huge surprise, but Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Lions are “highly unlikely” to trade DT Ndamukong Suh, even though there hasn’t been any progress made towards a long-term contract. A previous report mentioned that Detroit had discussed the possibility of moving Suh with NFL teams, but Lions GM Martin Mayhew...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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