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Where In The World Is Ndamukong Suh?

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If you asked this question a week ago, the answer would have been, "Somewhere in Europe." Ndamukong Suh spent about a week traveling through Europe for the Gumball 3000. He returned last week and is now back to worrying first and foremost about training for next season.

With Detroit Lions player-organized workouts resuming on Monday, many people are wondering why the answer to the question posed in the headline is not currently "Detroit." Suh was not at Monday's workout, and he didn't attend any of the ones in May, either. Based on his Twitter account, it appears Suh was training at Nebraska on Monday (he said he ran three miles in the morning), but many fans would prefer he be in Detroit.

Asked if it's a problem that a guy like Suh isn't at the workouts, Dominic Raiola dismissed it as a non-issue.

"Whoever doesn't show up is not going to be looked at as guys who are dodging this or who aren't team players," said center Dominic Raiola. "Everybody is going to be looked at the same. Nobody is going to be like, 'You weren't here, you are a step behind.' Nothing like that. 

"This is just totally voluntary. They will be here when they are here and they will be in shape."

Kyle Vanden Bosch echoed his thoughts and didn't seem worried about Suh considering it's been well documented what a hard worker he is.

"I just texted with him a few times," said defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. "He's got a lot of stuff going on. I don't know if he's coming in later in the week or not. I'd be happy to see him."

"One good thing with Suh is, he showed it last year, and obviously he showed it throughout his college career: He's one of the hardest workers I've been around," Vanden Bosch said. "You know he's working out, you know he's in shape. Last time I saw him, he had shoulder surgery right after the season, and he was as strong as ever, in great shape." 

Many defensive players, including Nick Fairley, have not attended any of the workouts. Obviously it would be nice to see higher attendance numbers and know that most of the team is there, but for some guys it's just easier to continue working out on their own schedule for the time being. I certainly can understand why it upsets people that guys aren't going to the workouts, but I'm not going to worry too much about it considering some teams aren't even having workouts like this. I think people are reading way too much into whether or not players are attending these things, although I do get why it is annoying to some fans.