Lions and Ndamukong Suh have mutual interest in extension

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With Ndamukong Suh set to count $22.4 million against the salary cap in 2014 the Detroit Lions are looking to sign him to an extension.

MLive reports all sorts of trouble for the Lions if they are unable to extend Suh.

If he were to walk after 2014, Detroit would still be hit with $9.7 million in dead money.

And Detroit can’t stop him from walking by slapping the franchise tag on him, either, because that would cost an unreasonable $25.7 million.

Of course there are a few good reasons for re-signing Suh.

He was recently named to his second All-Pro team and is again in the Pro Bowl.

“We’ll see where that takes us and what the timing of that is. He stopped by today to see Coach Caldwell and I think he’s another guy who can benefit from the leadership Jim is going to bring and from the staff.”¬†Lions president Tom Lewand said Wednesday.

Suh is a better player then Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals who recently got a five-year deal worth $55 million.