Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew wasn’t able to step to the podium today and deliver news of a done deal (as Arizona’s Steve Keim was able to with Larry Fitzgerald), but he did offer a bit of somewhat surprising news Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Mayhew sounded more than a little positive about a deal for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
“Very optimistic we’ll get something done,” Mayhew said. “I don’t have a timetable on when it’s going to happen, but I feel good about it.”
That would be a huge move, involving huge money for the Lions if it’s as close as Mayhew indicated.
Mayhew said the deal wasn’t done, but the “essential elements” were in place for a new deal.
Until we hear from Suh’s camp on this one, it’s hard to know how close they actually are.
But Mayhew stepped to the podium and brought it up unbidden, and sounded like a man with a huge burden off his shoulders.