Lions Table Contract Talks With DT Ndamukong Suh

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    In the last few minutes before the Detroit Lions opened training camp Monday, the team eliminated the biggest question it has had all offseason.

    The Lions announced they will table any contract discussions with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2014 season, the final year of his initial five-year rookie contract.

    "I think it's the right thing for us to do," Lions president Tom Lewand said Monday. "It's the right thing for the team. It's the right thing for everybody involved and it allows us to keep the focus where it belongs.

    "I remain tremendously confident and Jim [Caldwell] said it [Sunday] in his press conference, we have a high degree of confidence that we can work out something that will be mutually satisfactory at the right time and the goal hasn't changed in the least."

    That goal for Detroit is to sign Suh, who will have a cap number of $22.4 million this season, to a long-term contract after the season. Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew have said in the past it is their intent to keep Suh in Detroit.

    Suh talked with the media Monday after the Lions' first practice of the year, but mostly declined any questions about his contract situation other than to confirm he was not the one who suspended the talks.

    He did say, though, that the Lions don't have to prove anything on the field to him when it comes to his contract.

    Source: ESPN