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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has the ability to get a new contract. However, according to ESPN, Detroit's plan is to give Suh a new deal after the 2014 NFL season.

The team announced it on Monday as Suh enters the final year of his five-year rookie contract.

"I think it's the right thing for us to do," Lions president Tom Lewand said Monday. "It's the right thing for the team. It's the right thing for everybody involved and it allows us to keep the focus where it belongs.

"I remain tremendously confident and Jim [Caldwell] said it [Sunday] in his press conference, we have a high degree of confidence that we can work out something that will be mutually satisfactory at the right time and the goal hasn't changed in the least."

The Lions' plan is to give Suh a long-term deal next offseason. I guess you could say it is kind of similar to the Ben Roethlisberger situation as the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to give him a new deal after this season, too.

Suh, 27, had 5.5 sacks last season with the Lions. He has had 27.5 sacks along with 186 tackles total for his career as he enters his fifth season.


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