Ndamukong Suh's Agent Says Deal With Lions Isn't Close

FOXSportsDetroit.com's Mike O'Hara got in touch with Roosevelt Barnes, one of Ndamukong Suh's agents, and the news isn't promising.

Asked by e-mail if a deal was close for Suh, Barnes replied, "No."

Earlier today, it seemed like it was a sure thing for Suh to be signed by the end of the day. After all, both Sam Bradford and Gerald McCoy, the two picks around Suh, worked out deals with their teams, and the rumblings from the Lions were that things were close. Of course, Barnes could just be saying that things aren't close as a negotiating tactic, but I'm growing more and more uneasy over he and Eugene Parker, Suh's other agent, as they just seem to want to make things difficult.

UPDATE: Well, this certainly doesn't sound good:

Lewand has not personally spoken with Suh in almost two weeks.

I know agents are responsible for negotiations, but wouldn't you think the Lions would at least touch base with Suh at some point during all of this? Maybe that's not Lewand's responsibility and someone else with the Lions has talked to him, but I don't like that only Barnes and Parker are speaking on Suh's behalf.

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