"I really do believe he's got a lot invested in himself and the community, and in himself and the football team," Lewand went on to say. "He wants to have success in the NFL obviously but he wants to do that with us."
Suh could potentially earn Detroit's "franchise tag," which according to his contract would be worth approximately $27 million. The team already owes Calvin Johnson and Matt Stafford a combined $40 million in 2015, according to NFL.com, which could limit the amount of salary cap space the Lions can use to court Suh.
On Saturday, Detroit's star wide receiver Calvin Johnson told the Detroit Free Press he would do whatever he had to do in order to keep Suh in a Lions uniform.
Suh accumulated 8.5 sacks and 46 tackles during the 2014 season. The four-time Pro Bowler has played in all but two of the Lions' regular season games during his five seasons with the team.
- Will Green