Ndamukong Suh's hope even before the draft was to get a deal done before training camp opens, but he will miss out on that goal by at least one practice.
The Detroit Lions have opened training camp without Ndamukong Suh.
The Lions practiced Saturday afternoon while team officials and Suh’s representatives worked on reaching a contract agreement. The St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with their draft choices, leaving Suh the only unsigned player picked in the top three.
This isn't a huge problem, but it is a little disappointing since Suh said all along he was going to be in camp on time. Even so, as long as a deal is worked out before tomorrow morning's practice, we will all forget that he missed one practice in a week or two. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal. It is important that he gets signed soon, though.