(Neb.)- Lions Postpone Talks With Suh Until After Season
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season.
Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. Lewand and Mayhew both expressed optimism that a deal can eventually be reached.
"He's told me he wants to be here. I have a good relationship with him," Mayhew said. "I know I want him to be here. I don't know what else to tell you."
Suh talked to reporters after practice, but he didn't want to discuss his contract situation.
"It won't be a distraction to me," Suh said. "I'm just out here playing football and having fun."
Lewand said Detroit's salary-cap situation isn't the reason for the delay in an agreement.
If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him.
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