“He had to take the highest bid, that’s how he always looked at it, and the Lions were never going to be the highest bidder,” Birkett said.
Before the draft: Suh signed with Maximum Sports Management and agent Roosevelt Barnes.
Fairley’s deal is for one year and $5 million, according to Ian Rapoport. With incentives, Fairley could make up to $7.5 million.
Mayhew or Lewand will speak on the matter at some point, though perhaps not until the owners meetings later this month.
“It might come up in some context,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an email. “It is certainly something that teams want to discuss.”
Posing for cameras following his celebratory news conference, Ndamukong Suh tried on a Miami Dolphins cap, shook his head and removed it.
“I could really give good three years without falling back or losing anything,” Ngata said Wednesday.
News broke Sunday, during the three-day negotiating period that precedes free agency, that Suh and the Dolphins had come to an agreement.
As a fan long before he was a player and manager, Ausmus can see how fans might be upset at the recent departures of Scherzer and Suh.
Suh is one of 18 players not on the roster who will get paid by the Lions this year.