Lions President: ‘No pressure’ to get Ndamukong Suh’s contract extension done

Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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The Detroit Lions’ polarizing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is heading into the final year os his current contract and is headed towards free agency in 2015. The Lions are looking to get a deal done but they’re not feeling any pressure to get one done.

“We’ve got a long runway to get this done,” Lions president Tom Lewand told the team’s official website. “There’s no pressure. We don’t have any deep discussions planned.”

They do have a long ways to go before training camps and if they can’t get one done before then and during the season they’d have a month to hammer something out before he hits the market. Suh’s agent Jimmy Sexton will be at the NFL Annual Meetings.

“Jimmy’s usually down here, anyway,” Lewand said. “We typically touch base on our current players, or players he represents. We do plan on touching base here.

“Jimmy’s only been repping Ndamukong for a few weeks now. Part of it is to find out where they are, and how much they’ve had to get on the same page with what some of the expectations are on their side. We’ll see where it takes us.

“I don’t want to get into what we’re talking about, and how involved the conversations are. Those all start to feel like updates on the negotiations, which I’m not going to do.”