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"(He's) Raider-ish," Tuck said, per the Detroit Free Press. "And that's one of the reasons why I know Raider Nation would applaud that move, beyond the fact that he's an awesome football player. He kind of fits the mold of ... the toughness and the ferocious player that built the
It is speculated Suh will receive a contract worth at least $100 million. Tuck believes the three-time All-Pro deserves such a lucrative deal.
"The thing about him, you know what you're getting every day. Some of the tactics, you could probably do without, but he's a hell of a football player," Tuck said. "I would love to have the opportunity to line up beside of him and let him take all the double teams that I normally take."
Mayhew even said using the franchise tag on Suh is an option.
"If we decide to franchise him, we'll have room," Mayhew said.
Suh, who was the No. 2 pick in 2010, just completed his fifth season in the NFL. He has totaled 181 tackles, 36 sacks and one interception in his career.
There could be as many as 10 teams interested in making "titanic pitches" to
Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters that keeping Suh, a four-time All-Pro, is one of the team's top priorities. Suh will become an unrestricted free agent if Detroit does not slap the franchise tag on him.
That one-year contract would cost $26.7 million, a number that's probably prohibitive.
"That will continue to be one of our highest priorities," Caldwell said. "He's a dominant, dominant player who we benefit from having his services. He's quite a player."
Suh is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and it would cost the Lions $26.7 million to apply the franchise tag to the 27-year-old.
Suh totaled 53 tackles in 2014 with 8.5 sacks. He's had 36 sacks in his five seasons with Detroit.
In his successful appeal,
It seems Suh's explanation might have helped him get on the field for Sunday's playoff game at Dallas.
Rodgers expressed skepticism about Suh's intentions before the appeal ruling. "If you step on something in your everyday life, or if you step on somebody on the field, the first reaction seems to be looking back and maybe apologizing with your hands," Rodgers told 540 ESPN in Milwaukee. "Or pulling your foot back right away. And I'm just not sure that's what happened."
Asked about the incident at a press conference Wednesday, Suh repeatedly said: "Next question."
The Lions are 7-point underdogs at Dallas, with most observers giving them a better chance at the upset thanks to Suh's presence.
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