Lions Shelve Suh Contract Talks; Tate Off PUP List
Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 12:00am
Lions shelve contract talks with Suh until after season
(ALLEN PARK) - Contract negotiations between the Detroit Lions and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh have broken off until the end of the season. Lions president Tom Lewand made the announcement Monday, shortly before the Lions' first training-camp practice. Suh is entering the final year of his original rookie deal and could become a free agent next March. Lewand says it's the right thing to do for the team and Suh right now. Asked for his reaction to the Lions' decision, Suh said he has no reaction and he would not talk about his contract, only football. The goal for Detroit is to sign Suh to a long-term contract after the season. Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew have said in the past it is their intent to keep Suh in Detroit.
Lions take WR Tate off PUP list
(ALLEN PARK) – Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate was on the field Monday for the team's opening practice of training camp, according to a report on the team's official website. Tate has been taken off the physically unable to perform list after being added to it last week for a shoulder injury that sidelined him during minicamp in June. Tate was signed to a five-year, $31 million contract earlier this spring. Last season, he played for the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks and caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns.