Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew says defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is staying in Detroit.
Amid talk that Suh could be traded, Mayhew said today that he isn’t involved in trade talks surrounding Suh.
Mayhew did say that one team called him in January to inquire about whether Suh might be available, and that Mayhew said no.
Of course, teams often claim that they’re not trying to trade a player right up until the point when they trade that player. So just because Mayhew says now that he’s not working on a trade doesn’t mean there won’t be a trade.
But even if the Lions are willing to trade Suh, that doesn’t mean they could find a trade partner. As the Buccaneers discovered when they tried to trade Darrelle Revis, trading a highly paid player isn’t easy. And with Suh due to make $12.55 million in 2014 and due to hit free agency in 2015, it would be difficult to move him. Even if the Lions wanted to, which they say they don’t.