The Lions and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are talking about a contract extension that could make him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. They’ll now have to take a break from the process.
Per multiple league sources, Suh has fired his agents, Eugene Parker and Roosevelt Barnes.
The NFLPA’s online database of players and agents currently omits Suh, which implies strongly that he has no representation.
Per union rules, Suh can’t hire a new agent for five days, the mandatory cooling-off period that in theory could cause Suh to return to Parker. While the union received a copy of the termination letter on Wednesday, January 22, the five-day period doesn’t begin to run until the agent receives the letter.
Suh is entering the final year of his rookie contract. The second overall pick in the final year of the pre-rookie wage scale system, Suh has a cap charge for 2014 in excess of $22 million.
Currently in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, Suh figures to be extra popular with the agents who routinely swarm around the players’ hotel in the days leading up to the game.