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Lions working on cap-heavy Suh next?

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06:58 AM ET 07.11 | In terms of Detroit's recent big-deal extensions, first came Calvin Johnson, followed this week by Matthew Stafford. Is locking up Ndamukong Suh next on the Lions' to-do list? He wouldn't address Suh's situation specifically, but Lions president Tom Lewand said Wednesday that he intends to use some of the cap space created by Stafford's new deal. ... [Suh] has made $51 million from that deal so far, with another $630,000 due this fall, and has a cumbersome cap figure next year of $21.4 million. Suh said in late May he was "two years away from even considering" a contract extension, but his 2014 cap figure could prompt the Lions to try to work out an extension next off-season.

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July 11, 2013  07:19 AM ET

Suh's sister is ready to leave Detroit yo. She wants to reside in Washington.

July 11, 2013  07:29 AM ET

Suh is getting ready to face stomp the Lion's Capologist.

July 11, 2013  07:40 AM ET

Can't believe he has made $51M so far. Is he really worth it? Lot's of off-season issues.

July 11, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Or they could just cut him.

July 11, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can't believe he has made $51M so far. Is he really worth it? Lot's of off-season issues.

I noticed that too... That's a LOT OF COIN!

July 11, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Or they could just cut him.

Doubt that happens.
You livin the dream in Big A town ? Stanley Marsh ever try to molest you ?

July 11, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I noticed that too... That's a LOT OF COIN!

Worth every penny.

July 11, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Worth every penny.

"......... Personal foul... Unnecessary roughness number 90 of the defense..... 15 yard penalty.... Automatic FIRST DOWN!"

July 11, 2013  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Worth every penny.

4-12? Third worst team in points against?

Sorry, data > dogma.

July 11, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can't believe he has made $51M so far. Is he really worth it? Lot's of off-season issues.

Suh cashed in on one of those ridiculously huge rookie deals. The Lions have to be squirming every time they write Suh a check. He just isn't worth all that.

July 11, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Suh cashed in on one of those ridiculously huge rookie deals. The Lions have to be squirming every time they write Suh a check. He just isn't worth all that.

I am glad for him and he gives back to the Huskers. He sure does draw a lot of double teams for not being very good.

July 11, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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I am glad for him and he gives back to the Huskers. He sure does draw a lot of double teams for not being very good.

You have to double team a guy who may randomly rip your QB's head off, 10 seconds after he got rid of the ball.

July 11, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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You have to double team a guy who may randomly rip your QB's head off, 10 seconds after he got rid of the ball.

Exactly.

July 11, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I noticed that too... That's a LOT OF COIN!

And still some have a problem with proven QBs making the big bucks? QBs are not the problem, but the owners have to smiling all over about that rookie pay scale now. This type of contract Suh got as a rookie is no more.

July 11, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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And still some have a problem with proven QBs making the big bucks? QBs are not the problem, but the owners have to smiling all over about that rookie pay scale now. This type of contract Suh got as a rookie is no more.

That wasn't me 50... I don't have a problem with the QB's making coin, it's just scary to think what RGIII will cost us in a few years, if guys like Matt Ryan get $20 mill per. But in fairness, The R got a max rookie scaled down contract.

July 11, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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That wasn't me 50... I don't have a problem with the QB's making coin, it's just scary to think what RGIII will cost us in a few years, if guys like Matt Ryan get $20 mill per. But in fairness, The R got a max rookie scaled down contract.

Yes, that is the price of drafting great players. The alternative is worse though. Remember, the cap goes up 4-7% every year starting 2014. About $7 million a year, each year.

July 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Yes, that is the price of drafting great players. The alternative is worse though. Remember, the cap goes up 4-7% every year starting 2014. About $7 million a year, each year.

Very good news for the Skins, as we're finally through paying Goodell's punishment.

July 11, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Very good news for the Skins, as we're finally through paying Goodell's punishment.

Good news for every team. The cap is still lower than it was five years ago. Oh those wily owners.....oh those idiot players NFLPA.

July 11, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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I am glad for him and he gives back to the Huskers. He sure does draw a lot of double teams for not being very good.

He has probably more raw potential than any other D-lineman out there, and they have documented that he can hit harder than a runaway mack truck. The problem is he plays without discipline and can be fooled. You can blame the coaches, but some of it is Suh spending too much time reading his own hype.

 
July 11, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Suh's sister is ready to leave Detroit yo. She wants to reside in Washington.

D.C. or state??

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