Contrary to reports, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is not on the market, says Lions general manager Martin Mayhew in a report Monday from Michael David Smith of NBC Sports' ProFootballTalk.com.
The 27-year-old three-time Pro Bowler will stay with the Lions next season for $12.5 million before hitting free agency in 2015, despite information made available on Monday by team beat writer Tim Twentyman that Mayhew had fielded a call in January from an official from another team.
The team rep was inquiring to see whether Suh would be interested in possibly leaving Detroit, to which the Lions GM said no, and prompted the comments on Monday from Mayhew who said Suh is not involved in any trade talks.
"Other than that, there's been no conversations. There's been no gauging the interest level. There's been none of that that's happened or has been authorized by me, so I don't know where that came from. That's not on the table," Mayhew said.
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