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Ndamukong Suh | Defensive Lineman

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 305
College: Nebraska
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Impending free agent Ndamukong Suh is expected to get upwards of $50 million guaranteed on his next contract.
Suh's said to be looking for a Mario Williams or J.J. Watt-type contract. Watt just inked a six-year, $100 million extension with the Texans back in September that included $51.8 million guaranteed. ESPN's Field Yates mentions the Raiders, Browns, Bengals, Bears, and Lions as potential landing spots for Suh. Jan 16 - 9:53 AM
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The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions did "not come close" to meeting impending free agent Ndamukong Suh's contract demands before tabling long-term talks before training camp.

Suh did nothing to cheapen his price during this season, and is justifiably looking to become one of the league's highest-paid defenders. GM Martin Mayhew has said the franchise tag is an option, but it would cost a prohibitive $26.7 million. The Lions are either going to have to butcher their roster to clear cap space for the franchise tag, or win Suh over with a long-term proposal.
Jan 8 - 5:41 PM

Speaking Thursday, Lions GM Martin Mayhew said "every option" is on the table with impending free agent Ndamukong Suh.

As in, the Lions are willing to slap the franchise tag on Suh even though it would cost a staggering $26.7 million. The Lions would have to move mountains to get that number under the cap, but it can't be completely ruled out. Suh is that kind of talent. More than likely, however, it's a ploy to get Suh to the negotiating table before the start of free agency. The odds are probably less than 50-50 that Mayhew prevents Suh from reaching the open market.
Jan 8 - 2:08 PM

Sources tell Yahoo Sports as many as 10 teams are prepared to make "titanic pitches" to impending free agent Ndamukong Suh.

Per reporter Charles Robinson, that includes the Jaguars, Browns and Raiders, who are projected to have the most cap space this offseason. The Jets and Falcons could also be in the mix. Robinson reports the Lions are open to the franchise tag even though it would cost an otherworldly $26.7 million. The Lions would have to undertake all sorts of cap wizardry to make that number work. Detroit knows it would be foolish to let Suh get away, but the financial particulars make it a real possibility.
Jan 6 - 1:32 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell called re-signing free agent DT Ndamukong Suh "one of our highest priorities."

"Suh is a dominant, dominant player who we benefit from having his services," Caldwell said. "Suh is quite a player." Suh finished the 2014 season with 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks. It's no surprise the Lions are prioritizing re-signing him. Suh could command J.J. Watt-type money from the Lions or on the open market.
Jan 5 - 3:17 PM

Ndamukong Suh won the appeal of his one-game suspension, and will be allowed to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys.

Instead of getting banned for Sunday's trip to Dallas, Suh has been fined $70,000. It's game-changing news for the Lions, who desperately need Suh to anchor their league-best run defense against 2014's best rusher DeMarco Murray. For Suh, it should be considered something of a final warning. A playoff ban was always harsh, but defensible given Suh's long history of unacceptable on-the-field behavior. The reversal is certainly good news for the quality of Sunday's game, however. Suh remains an immovable object in the middle of the defense.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 05:20:00 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora "gets the sense" that Ndamukong Suh could end up with a "huge fine" instead of a suspension as he appeals his ban for the Wild Card round.

This has been our sense, as well, but it's hard to know which way the league will go in its age of harsh discipline. Even considering Suh's history and the ridiculousness of his Sunday act, suspending him for a playoff game — and severely affecting the competitive integrity of the game in the process — would be an extremely-steep punishment.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:44:00 PM

NFL suspended Ndamukong Suh one game for violating the league's policy on player safety.

Suh is appealing the decision. Unlike teammate Dominic Raiola, we'd guess there's actually a chance Suh gets his ban overturned considering the relatively mild nature of his offense and the fact that he's being suspended for a playoff game. But it's also quite possible the league is simply through with Suh's antics, and won't entertain a reversal. Either way, it's comeuppance for a consistently-dirty player. The ban severely dents Detroit's chances of springing an upset on the road against the Cowboys. Few players bring interior pressure the way Suh does. DeMarco Murray could run wild if Suh isn't there to cave the pocket.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:42:00 PM

ESPN reports Ndamukong Suh could be suspended for stepping on Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's loss.

Suh's Sunday step wasn't as vicious as some of his past transgressions, but it's his past transgressions that are the issue. A suspension almost certainly wouldn't be on the table if not for Suh's history of outrageous on-the-field behavior. A Suh ban for the Wild Card round would be a crippling blow for Detroit's odds of upsetting the Cowboys in Dallas.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:14:00 PM

The NFL will review Ndamukong Suh's Week 17 incident with Aaron Rodgers.

Replays showed Suh stepping twice on Rodgers' leg. The first one appears to be accidental, but the second one looks intentional in slow motion. Perhaps Suh would get the benefit of the doubt if it wasn't for his history. He's stomped on Evan Dietrich-Smith, put an illegal low block on John Sullivan, put a dirty hit to the head on Eric Winston -- all earning a shady reputation. We'd be surprised if Suh were suspended for a playoff game, but the league is at least going to look at the situation.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 09:17:00 AM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes the Browns are considering making a run at impending free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

The Browns could be targeting Suh to upgrade their league-worst run defense. Current DTs Ahtyba Rubin and Ishmaa'ily Kitchen have both struggled and are in contract years. Suh has been a three-technique his entire career and is a questionable fit for Mike Pettine's 3-4 scheme. Cleveland has a projected $19 million in 2015 cap space and could be willing to give Suh a deal in excess of J.J. Watt's eight-year, $109 million extension.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 08:38:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions and impending free agent DT Ndamukong Suh are heading for a split.

Suh is essentially in the final year of his rookie contract as 2015 is a voidable year. PFF's No. 2 NT/DT in 2013 and No. 4 in 2012 is prepared to move on and is going to break the bank on the open market. Schefter says Suh would like to play for the Giants or Jets to help build his brand in New York, although the Cowboys and Bears are also expected to have interest.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:45:00 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions are willing to let walk-year DT Ndamukong Suh reach the open market next offseason.

Per Rapoport, the Lions want an "informed" Suh to "sign a deal he’s happy with." It's a bizarre tact, one that would all but assure Suh leaves as a free agent. Players of his caliber almost never hit the market. It's possible the Lions are simply tired of the Suh experience, but he's an irreplaceable presence up front.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 07:35:00 PM

The Lions are tabling extension talks with walk-year DT Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

The word comes from team president Tom Lewand, who remains "optimistic" a deal will get done. It's quite a gamble from the Lions, who boast precious little leverage in talks with one of the league's very best players. Thanks to his insane salary-cap number this season, Suh would cost $26.7 million to franchise tag in 2015. That means it's not going to happen, and that Suh will reach the open market if the sides can't hammer out an extension before free agency.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 03:26:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Lions are "not optimistic" about agreeing to an extension with Ndamukong Suh before the season.

That's bad news, as Suh's $22.412 million cap number means he'd cost $26.7 million to franchise tag next offseason. One of the league's most dominant players, Suh holds all the cards in long-term talks.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 04:13:00 PM

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