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Lions notes: Ndamukong Suh says agent will determine future

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Lions notes looks at Ndamukong Suh's contract situation, the projected salary cap for 2015 and much more.

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  • Ndamukong Suh made an interesting comment on Wednesday about his contract situation: It is ultimately Suh's decision, of course. Suh may have provided Jimmy Sexton with enough information to make a decision for him, but Suh is still the one who has to sign on the dotted line. More than anything, I think this was just Suh's way of saying, "Ask my agent about my contract, not me."

  • Speaking of Suh's contract, I wholeheartedly agree with Kyle Meinke's recent take on the situation: "Sure, in an ideal world, you don't fork over $16 million to a defensive tackle. But he's also the guy who makes everything else go. Lose him, and you risk unraveling the whole thing just when it was getting good."

  • Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer certainly thinks quite highly of Suh.
  • Speaking of Suh and contracts, the 2015 salary cap is currently projected to be $138.6-$141.8 million. This year's cap is only $133 million, so that's a pretty significant increase, and usually these projections end up being on the low side. In other words, it wouldn't be surprising if the 2015 cap ends up somewhere around $142 million when all is said and done.

  • The Detroit Lions still aren't doing very well in Pro Bowl voting. In related news, Glover Quin is not a fan of the current voting system for the Pro Bowl.

  • The Lions have been quite good at home this season.
  • It's not like the Lions need extra motivation to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 17 given how much could be on the line, but a recent exchange between Aaron Rodgers and Stephen Tulloch could certainly add some fuel to the fire. I personally don't think Rodgers' comment was that big of a deal, but I could see the Lions putting some extra focus on it and really rallying around their injured teammate.

  • The NFL has a new personal conduct policy.