Suh has been 'outstanding' at Lions training camp

Aug 5, 8:36 PM

It looks as though Ndamukong Suh's desire to land a lucrative new contract has him performing at a high level thus far at Detroit Lions' training camp.

“He’s outstanding,” New Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told ESPN. “Being in the league, you watch him. You know he’s a great player. Then you get here and you have a chance to work with him and you see why he’s a great player. 

“He works his tail off. He’s a true professional in every sense of the word and every time he comes out here to practice, he practices. He practices like you’re supposed to.” 

Heading into the final season of the five-year, $63.5-million contract he signed as a rookie in 2010, Suh is reportedly seeking a new deal that would make him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.

Such a deal doesn't seem too far-fetched when you consider the incredible praise Suh is receiving. 

“If there’s one that’s better in the league, I want to see him, you know,” Former Lions coach Steve Mariucci said. “And he can get better, too. He can still improve his technique and all of that and he’s around other good defensive linemen, so they can’t just concentrate on Suh.”