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Report: Detroit Lions favorites to re-sign Ndamukong Suh

Chris Mortensen has a new report.

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For all the Tennessee Titans fans that were excited to see the defensive talent that was about to hit the market, it may be time to re-evaluate. According to Chris Mortensen, the Lions are the favorites to re-sign All-Pro DT Ndamukong Suh,

"According to multiple sources, the favorite for his landing spot is -- Detroit.

The Lions have made it a high priority to re-sign Suh, despite the obvious price tag, especially with the Houston Texans'J.J. Watt landing a $100 million deal last year without the leverage of free agency.


Salary-cap wise, though, it presents a challenge. One team source told ESPN that signing Suh would theoretically be the priority even if it meant losing star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. But the Lions believe they can manage to have both on the roster."

While fans will be sad to read that Suh is potentially off the market, the bigger story here is that Calvin Johnson may be available.

For the first time (maybe ever) arguably the best non-QB offensive player in the league is hitting the open market. Johnson is going to skyrocket and become the top priority on everyone's board, it just depends on who can afford him. The Titans could have around $60 million in available cap space with some slight maneuvering and could be real players.

This is a situation that Titans fans need to monitor considering their need, and Whisenhunt's experience at taking great receivers and elevating them (i.e. Larry Fitzgerald).