Suh entering the final year of his rookie contract…
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has insisted that the team have no interest in trading defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Suh has a $22.4m salary-cap number and is entering the final year of his rookie contract which have been mentioned as factors in any speculation linking him with a switch away from Detroit.
Meanwhile, Suh has made changes in terms of his representation while also failing to show up for voluntary workouts that began last month with almost every other Lions player attending.
However, Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand have regularly insisted despite all the talk that they would expect a deal to be agreed upon soon.
“We’re not looking to trade him. We have no plans to trade him,” Mayhew said, as reported by ESPN.
“I haven’t had any conversations with anybody about trading him, except in January I did get a call from a team that had interest. Offered me a box of old tube socks, and I said no thank you.
“Other than that, there’s been no conversations. There’s been no gauging the interest level. There’s been none of that that’s happened or has been authorized by me, so I don’t know where that came from. That’s not on the table.”
Mayhew went on to add that the two parties are in negotiations but wouldn’t comment on whether or not they were closing in on agreeing terms as he believes that all hearsay and ultimately it only really matters when a deal is struck.
The Lions general manager expects Suh to return to duty in the middle of May as he has done in previous years, with the 27-year-old preferring to start his off-season work away from the franchise facility.
Suh has played in 62 games since being drafted out of Nebraska with the No.2 pick in 2010, and has 185 tackles and 27.5 sacks in that time.