Suh wants to be signed by start of training camp

The Lions are looking for a big season. And by big season, that could mean anything more than two wins.

But as recently said in this space, the Lions have a lot of things going for them. All of that, however, could be derailed with a lengthy holdout by first-round draft pick Ndamukong Suh. Thankfully, for Lions fans, Suh is saying all of the right things, according to the Detroit Free Press:

    “Like I’ve always said, I hope and plan to be in training camp,” Suh said Friday after the Lions ended a three-day minicamp in Allen Park. “Where the contract stands? I have no clue. My agents are handling that right now. …
    “I don’t really foresee any issue coming up with me not going into training camp on time.”

One of Suh’s agents is Eugene Parker, the agent for Micheal Crabtree, who had a lengthy holdout in 2009. That has to scare Lions fans about as much as the thought of Matt Millen coming back to run the team.

But current general manager Martin Mayhew is confident that it will not be an issue, and he looks forward to Suh being in camp on time.

    “And the big thing is, Ndamukong knows that it’s his decision,” Mayhew said. “And he has expressed that to us. He’s expressed a desire to be in camp. … I think things are going in the right direction.”
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