Detroit Lions’ defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been looking for a new deal and general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand have made it no secret they want to re-sign Suh. However, as one of the most talented lineman in the league, Suh is looking for top dollar. That’s why the Lions and Suh have not been able to work out a deal and now that training camp is underway, the two sides will not be discussing a new contract until the season comes to an end.
According to Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press, who spoke to former agent Joel Corry, the reason they haven’t been able to get a deal done is because Suh’s contract demands are “sky high.”
Former agent Joel Corry took the Lions’ saying they were tabling contract talks until after the season as a sign that Suh’s demands were sky high and that the two sides were too far apart to make a deal happen before the contract voids a few days after the Super Bowl in 2015.
“That indicates to me that Ndamukong Suh was probably asking to be the highest-paid defensive player, and the Lions don’t want to touch that number right now,” said Corry, a contributor for CBS Sports and the National Football Post. “Otherwise, there’d probably be a deal done. That’s what it signals to me.”
The Lions could use the franchise tag on Suh, but both sides would rather go in a different direction. Suh made 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Lions last season.