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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions are willing to let walk-year DT Ndamukong Suh reach the open market next offseason.

Per Rapoport, the Lions want an "informed" Suh to "sign a deal he's happy with." It's a bizarre tact, one that would all but assure Suh leaves as a free agent. Players of his caliber almost never reach the open market. It's possible the Lions are simply tired of the Suh experience, but he's an irreplaceable presence up front.

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The Lions are tabling extension talks with walk-year DT Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

The word comes from team president Tom Lewand, who remains "optimistic" a deal will get done. It's quite a gamble from the Lions, who boast precious little leverage in talks with one of the league's very best players. Thanks to his insane salary-cap number this season, Suh would cost $26.7 million to franchise tag in 2015. That means it's not going to happen, and that Suh will reach the open market if the sides can't hammer out an extension before free agency.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Lions are "not optimistic" about agreeing to an extension with Ndamukong Suh before the season.

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The Detroit Free Press believes Ndamukong Suh will get a contract extension before Week 1.

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Ndamukong Suh's personal trainer says he'll report to camp as a "physical specimen."

Suh's absence from voluntary workouts led to lots of pointless sound and fury, but was never a concern. "Ndamukong is a stud," Suh's trainer said. "A guy like that is a pretty unique guy. ... He knows what he has to do to be ready, and I think he's proven that every year he's been ready." Already one of the league's most-imposing physical presences, Suh is firmly in his prime heading into his age-27 campaign.

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Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Profootballtalk.com reports a Ndamukong Suh trade "remains highly unlikely."

PFT's Mike Florio reports "no discussions or negotiations aimed at a possible trade have occurred." A new contract would be a requirement in any theoretical trade negotiations, meaning Suh would have to be involved. That hasn't happened, and isn't expected to. The Lions hinted at their long-term plans for Suh by declining fellow DT Nick Fairley's club option for the 2015 season.

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Ndamukong Suh confirmed his absence from voluntary OTAs had nothing to do with his contract situation.

Suh can become a free agent after this season, but he wasn't trying to make any statement. He never shows up to these voluntary workouts, instead choosing to train at home because he's "dialed into that program." Suh's physical condition can't be questioned as he's missed just two games in his four-year career, getting named a first-team All-Pro twice (2010, 2013).

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Ndamukong Suh reported to the Lions and participated in OTAs on Tuesday.

As expected. Suh didn't take part in voluntary workouts earlier this offseason but stayed in contact with coach Jim Caldwell. It's a non-story, as Suh has routinely skipped early offseason workouts the past two years. He'll stick around for the rest of OTAs and be in town for minicamp and training camp this summer.

Ndamukong Suh DL DET 5 Months

The Lions expect DT Ndamokung Suh to report to OTAs on Tuesday.

Suh created some headlines by skipping Detroit's pre-draft minicamp, but those workouts were voluntary. Despite plenty of speculation, the Lions did not trade Suh on draft weekend. "Obviously he's a great player and he's also got great leadership ability as well," said coach Jim Caldwell. "So to have him back here working amongst the group is going to be a great time for everybody."

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Lions GM Martin Mayhew shot down the notion of Detroit trading DT Ndamukong Suh at his pre-draft press conference.

The initial story of Detroit's alleged interest in Suh appeared on Bleacher Report. The Lions are more likely to work out a long-term extension with a player they view as a building block than move on from Suh. "We're not looking to trade him," Mayhew insisted. Suh, 27, is owed a $11.55 million salary in 2014.