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: Signing, Not Trading, Suh Still Most Likely

The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh didn’t come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to free agency and Suh hasn’t taken part in the first few weeks of the Lions’ voluntary offseason program.

While the anecdotal evidence and reports the Lions have discussed the possibility of a trade might appear troublesome on the surface, the Lions are reportedly still working in the direction of trying to re-sign Suh.

The thing to keep in mind is that there is a big difference between gauging interest in a trade and actively trying to trade a player. Currently, all the reports point to the fact that all the Lions have done is in the category of due diligence, while the expectation remains that the Lions and Suh will eventually come to an agreement on an extension.

The contract situation isn’t unlike the one the Lions had with Matthew Stafford a year ago and that extension didn’t get done until July. The calendar may turn a couple times before Suh signs but that doesn’t necessarily signal trouble.

Extending Suh is clearly the Lions priority, even if they have explored options for a possible plan B.

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