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Detroit Lions Rumors: Ndamukong Suh Contract Talks Stall

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NFL NewsIn 2014 Ndamukong Suh will be entering the final year of his contract with the Detroit Lions. Today Lions’ President Tom Lewand announced that contract talks with the 3 time 1st team all-pro selection will be tabled until the completion of the 2014 season.

Despite the cease in contract discussions, Lewand is still very confident that the Lions will be able to resign the 2nd overall pick in the 2010 Draft.

Since joining the league Suh has racked up 27.5 sacks along with 2 forced fumbles.

Something the stats can’t indicate, however, is Suh’s ferocity on the gridiron. Although a desirable trait in a run stuffing pass disrupting tackle, Suh’s physicality has gotten him in some trouble with the league over the years.

This year Suh is set to make $22.4 million. If the Lions and Suh fail to reach a deal during the next offseason, Detroit may resort to slapping Suh with the franchise tag. That number, however, is projected to be around $25.7 million.

If the Lions are unable to reach an agreement with Suh, the franchise tag salary puts them in the difficult position of possibly having to let one of the best defensive linemen in the league walk in free agency, due to the salaries that the Lions already pay to quarterback Matthew Stafford, and wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

Though Suh has stated he would like to remain in Detroit, it may be difficult for the Lions to give him the kind of money he wants.

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