Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report is reporting that the Detroit Lions have had discussions with other teams about a possible deal for star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
“What the Lions are doing is standard operating procedure,” one team executive said. “Just in case they don’t think they can sign him, they’re preparing for worst case. It’s smart.”
According to Freeman, the Lions are feeling out other teams to see what they would be willing to give up for Suh. He currently takes up $22 million in cap space and reports suggest that Suh is looking for a contract on par with some of the top quarterbacks in the game.
NFL executives on several of those teams think that the Lions will reach an agreement with Suh, but he’ll also have his list of suitors if they don’t. The problem for those suitors is that they don’t trust Suh with that kind of money.
“Every team in football would love to have (Suh),” said one team official, “but his behavior on the field still makes teams nervous. There’s a feeling that he has no self-control.”