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Ndamukong Suh Practices With Lions First String Defense On First Day

ESPN.com reports that Detroit Lions first round draft pick Ndamukong Suh went through his first practice on Wednesday and, to his surprise, practiced with the team’s first string defense.

Suh said he was a little surprised to be practicing with the first-string defense right away, but intends to prove he deserves to be there.

“All I want to do now is come in here and work and make sure I can earn that starting job even though I’m out there with the 1s already,” he said.

Suh hadn’t been in camp due to ongoing contract negotiations but Lions fans apparently didn’t hold it against him.

The No. 2 pick overall in the NFL draft was greeted by chants of “Suuuuhhhh!” from fans as he walked on the practice field and was the center of attention for the next two hours.