Even if they had re-signed Suh, the Lions would have needed to add at least two defensive tackles, either through free agency or the draft.
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Lawrence Jackson, a first-round pick out of USC in 2008, has never been shy about offering his opinions on his Twitter feed.
“For them it’s just a great way to kind of say how they feel without saying too much and kind of get the conversation going,” Zipp said.
In an effort to make Lions fans feel better, I give you Detroit’s top 10 toughest losses.
With Nick Fairley’s seemingly on the bubble as well, the man said the Lions could soon have “their two front teeth missing.”
ESPN’s Mike Sando listed Fairley as number one among “buyer-beware” free agents.
Suh could have remained with the Lions and still surpassed Watt as the most highly paid defensive player in the NFL.
Florio said Miami’s interest in Suh comes from the owner’s desire to make a dramatic acquisition.
“You’ve seen Ndamukong grow … into a leadership role, and a lot of that leadership is how he prepares on a weekly basis,” Schwartz said.