Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Expect to Begin Ndamukong Suh Extension Talks Next Week


The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh didn’t reach a deal on a contract extension prior to the start of free agency but that doesn’t mean it is a given that the topic will stretch out into training camp.

The next big event on the NFL calendar is the annual owners meeting from March 23-26. Tom Lewand has represented the Lions at this even in the past and will do so again and part of his team business will include meeting with Jimmy Sexton.

 

It’s unclear if Lewand’s hopefulness is in regards to getting a deal done next week or more in general terms of at some point during the offseason. It would seem the Lions and the Suh/Sexton team have at least had a chance to exchange some basic terms and could move on to more substantive discussions next week.

A lot of focused has been put on Suh’s $22.4 million cap number for the 2014 season and while that is staggering and can be lowered with an extension, the biggest reason for reaching an extension is for the security that comes with getting their most important defensive player under contract beyond next season. Leaving Suh’s cap number as high as tolerable this season means more flexibility in future season.

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