Lions coach Jim Caldwell said last week that he anticipated defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh would join his teammates for OTAs and that premonition proved correct on Tuesday.
Suh has not been at the team’s voluntary workouts this year, which is his usual approach to offseason activities but has drawn a bit more notice this year because of talks about a contract extension. Pictures on the Lions website show Suh going through drills with his teammates and former Lions defensive end Al “Bubba” Baker spoke to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about what he saw as a visitor to practice.
“You got to remember this: Guys like Suh look in the program on Sunday and find a reason not to like that guy that they’re watching film on all week long. So the word is ‘intensity,'” Baker said. “That’s what I saw today. I saw a guy, I looked at him, he looked me right in my eyes. I just nodded my head, and he nodded his head, I know he’s ready.”
The Lions haven’t shown any public concern about Suh’s usual absence for the early part of offseason workouts. Assuming he doesn’t skip any mandatory work down the line, there’s no reason to think that would change.