Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh doesn’t usually attend voluntary workouts, and he opted against bucking that trend this year before the draft started. However, Suh’s status for OTAs was never in doubt, as Lions head coach Jim Caldwell clearly expected the team’s best player on defense to participate in OTAs this week, and that’s the case.
Per the Detroit Free Press’s Dave Birkett, Suh got back to work with his teammates today, as he participated in the first day of Lions OTAs, and this should all come to the surprise of nobody. It will be interesting to see how contract talks progress, but anyone who still believes Suh is on the trade block is fooling themselves at this point.
Suh was his usual, dominant self last season as a pass rusher, even if his sack totals fell a bit. He was also disruptive in the running game and looked much more disciplined in that facet, and his performance against a weak Green Bay Packers offensive line on Thanksgiving really stood out. It’s good to hear that he’s indeed getting some more reps in with the rest of the guys on the defensive line, as that unit is definitely top-notch. The Lions will also have OTAs scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday.