Lions Practicing Without Suh
The Detroit Lions had a busy day two of training camp today at Allen Park, even though their first round pick, DT Ndamukong Suh remains unsigned.
Head Coach Jim Schwartz was happy to say, “I think we’ve made improvements, I think particularly from the spring our guys know the scheme well. You’re seeing a couple guys, here and there, make plays and I think you’re seeing the guys up front rush pretty well.”
New Lions defensive end Kyle Vandenbosch is a ten year veteran and he’s pleased with what he sees coming from his fellow defensive players right now.
“I think potentially we can be a real good defense. I think there’s some pretty high expectations…we’re putting it upon ourselves to live up to those expectations,” Vandenbosch said.
If Vandenbosch is correct then Lions fans will have a chance to see for themselves when the 2010 regular season begins with Game 1 in Chicago against the Bears on September 12th.
The Lions first pre-season game is scheduled for August 14.
Meantime, first round pick, and second overall pick in the NFL draft, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, is still not signed to a deal.
Earlier today one of Suh’s agents, Eugene Parker, told Chris Mortensen of ESPN that they were indeed looking to get a deal worth more guaranteed money than what the first overall pick in the draft received.
During the team’s second practice of the day, Suh’s Twitter account was updated with a translation of John 7:24.
The tweet says, “Judge not by with appearances, but judge with the right judgment.”
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford received $50 million guaranteed, and Parker wanted to get Suh more than that. Parker went on to say that since the market was set with Bradford’s deal, he conceded that Suh’s deal will be less than Bradford’s.
Now it appears that Suh’s agents may want to seal a deal that will grant Suh more guaranteed money than QB Matt Stafford received in 2009, $41.7 million dollars.
Parker hopes he and the Lions can wrap up a deal for Suh soon.
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