Since Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was not extended this offseason and is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season, there was chatter that he could be a potential trade option. Rumors came out that the Oakland Raiders could be a potential partner because of their need for some defensive line help and a player with a nasty streak like Suh. However, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew put a halt to those rumors per the Detroit News.
“We are not looking to trade Ndamukong Suh
,” Mayhew said in his annual pre-draft press conference. “We have no plans to trade
Mayhew did go on to say that the team did receive a call about Suh in January regarding a trade
. Suh has been a disruptive force since entering the league as the second overall pick in the 2010 NFL
Draft. In those four seasons, Suh has 27.5 sacks and 136 tackles.
With the NFL
Draft right around the corner, general managers are sending out smoke screen everywhere. Time will tell if Mayhew is posturing or serious about not trading Suh. There is also a chance that Suh hits free agency next season if the to sides cannot work out a deal. He is set to make over 10 million dollars in 2014, which is an obstacle in making a move on him.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie
is not shy about making trades he feels will improve the team. He has been active picking up quarterback Matt Schaub
, and dealing players like quarterback Terrelle Pryor. He has been adamant that he will seek out trades if he feels they can help the Raiders.
, Martin Mayhew
, Matt Schaub
, Ndamukong Suh
, Oakland Raiders
, Reggie McKenzie