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Ndamukong Suh is skipping Detroit's voluntary workouts.

"It certainly didn't blindside me," coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's been in and out (of the facility). He was actually around a couple of days when I came to visit. So we kind of knew exactly what was going on." It's Suh's normal offseason routine. It's only news because of his controversial history.

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The Lions are expected to meet with Ndamukong Suh's agent next week.

The Lions haven't shown much urgency in reducing Suh's $22.4 million cap charge for 2014. Perhaps the ball will get rolling next week at the NFL's owners meeting in Orlando. Suh's rookie contract expires following the 2015 season.

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Ndamukong Suh said he's not working on an extension with the Lions right now.

Suh carries a $22.4 cap number in 2014, the second-biggest number in the league. THe Lions were hoping to hammer out a new deal before free agency opened, clearing some cap room in the process, but it didn't happen. Expect the two sides to revisit talks once the dust from free agency settles.

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Lions GM Martin Mayhew said he expects to get a contract extension worked out with DT Ndamukong Suh "at the start of free agency or later this offseason."

So, a deal is expected to be agreed upon at some point before Week 1. The Lions need to lower Suh's $22.4 million cap number. There was some chatter that the Lions could explore trading Suh, but Mayhew said he hasn't "really given that any thought." Suh graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 defensive tackle in 2013.

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Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has hired Jay-Z and Roc Nation as his new representation.

Suh fired agent Roosevelt Barnes last month and was fully expected to hire Jay-Z. The Lions and Suh can now get to hammering out a long-term extension in an effort to reduce his $22.4 million 2014 cap hit. Suh earned $51.8 million in his first four seasons and may become the highest-paid defensive player.

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Former NFL FB and current FOX analyst Heath Evans said three Lions told him stories of Ndamukong Suh "trying to establish dominance in the locker room, even over coach Jim Schwartz."

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Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has fired his old agent, Roosevelt Barnes.

He's yet to choose new representation. It's notable because Suh is about to embark on long-term contract talks with the Lions, who've dealt with his old representation for the last four years. Under the rookie deal concocted by Barnes, Suh collected more money over the first four years ($51.8 million) than any player in NFL history. The reason for the firing is unknown.

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Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was the first pick of day one of the Pro Bowl draft.

Yes, the draft is stretched out over two days. Tuesday's selections were limited to defensive tackles, offensive linemen and special teams players. Suh was drafted by "Team (Deion) Sanders," which is captained by J.J. Watt and Jamaal Charles. Opposing "Team Sanders" is "Team (Jerry) Rice," which is captained by Drew Brees and Robert Quinn. The full squads will be announced Wednesday evening.

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Lions president Tom Lewand says the team and DT Ndamukong Suh have expressed a mutual interest in signing a long-term contract extension.

Lewand said contract talks are still in the initial stages. It's in Detroit's best interest to lock Suh up this offseason. He's currently scheduled to count an astronomical $22.4 million against the 2014 salary cap. The Bengals recently gave Geno Atkins a five-year, $55 million deal. Suh will likely command more than that. He just turned 27 and has simply dominated in his four seasons.

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An ESPN survey of 320 active NFL players voted Lions DT Ndamukong Suh the "most feared" player in the league.

Suh's history of cheap shots and rule circumvention has earned him more than a boatload of fines from The Shield. The league's most disruptive interior lineman is coming off another monster campaign, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 defensive tackle. Suh has finished in the top four each of the past two seasons. Suh just turned 27 on Monday. He's a building block for whomever is named the Lions' next head coach.