The Lions want to sign him to an extension that lowers his cap charge. But they cannot move forward until Suh hires an agent or formally decides to represent himself in contract talks.
The report says Mayhew would like to get a deal done with Suh either at the start of free agency or later this offseason. Suh is is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge. He is going to be a free agent after this season.
Suh is is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge. He is going to be a free agent after this season, and if he doesn't sign a long-term deal this year the franchise tag for him will be 120 percent of his 2014 salary, or $15 million for the 2015 season.
Kirwin suggests the Lions might be better off trading Suh and getting a few quality draft picks to help rebuild.
The Lions are eager to start contract talks because Suh is scheduled to count $22.4 million against the cap in 2014. He has one year left on his rookie deal.
It's unclear if Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports would negotiate the new contract or just help Suh with marketing, the report said.
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