According to multiple reports, including one on the
Had the Lions opted to tag Suh, he would have cost them nearly $27 million for the 2015 season, with no guarantee he'd be sticking around any longer.
Some might feel such a move would have been worth it for the Lions, who last season went 11-5, finished second in the
The two sides have been working for several months to come to a long-term deal, and they still have more than a week to continue before Suh can start negotiating with other teams.
Such a deal, whomever Suh signs with, is likely to be in the neighborhood of $100 million, reflecting the standard set by the huge contracts signed by fellow defensive linemen
The No. 2 draft pick overall by Detroit in 2010, Suh was the defensive rookie of the year that season and has made the
Suh was suspended for two games in 2011 for stepping on the right arm of
But that suspension was overturned a day later, and Suh instead was fined $70,000. He had two sacks and three tackles during the 24-20 loss to the Cowboys.