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The Detroit Lions are not optimistic they'll be able to sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a new contract. Suh is entering the last year of his deal.

By SI Wire
July 25, 2014

The Detroit Lions are not optimistic they'll be able to sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a new contract, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Suh is entering the final season of his rookie contract, which he signed after the Lions picked him No. 2 in the 2010 NFL draft.

The Nebraska product has a cap hit of $22.4 million this season. Should the two sides not agree to a deal, the Lions would have a choice of signing Suh to a $26.7 million tender in 2015 or letting him become a free agent.

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Earlier in the offseason, the Lions said they were optimistic about getting a deal done. Suh has said he wants to stay in Detroit.

Suh, 27, has 135 tackles and 27.5 sacks in his four-year career. He was named First Team All-Pro in 2010 and 2013.

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- Ben Estes

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