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."
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.
Suh was drafted in 2010 by the Lions with the second overall pick, and he has 27 1/2 sacks in his four pro seasons.
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