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The saga that is unfolding with Ndamukong Suh is incredibly important to the future of the Detroit Lions. It could be equally as important for another team, too, if Suh hits the open market and decides to jump ship for a new contract in a new NFL city.
Detroit’s defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, however, doesn’t seem willing to admit that Suh’s departure is a possibility and sounds ready to have him back.
“It hasn’t crossed my mind,” Austin told the Lions’ official website. “I’m planning on him being back.”
The Lions can franchise tag Suh if they want, but it would be a price tag north of $26 million, which makes it almost entirely unfeasible despite how good Suh is at his job. Then again, Austin seems to be on Suh’s bandwagon when it comes to being a special player worth a special amount of money.
“You can’t get around it. You can sugar coat it or say whatever you want, but he’s a great player. He changes the game,” Austin said.