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Ndamukong Suh practices with the Lions

Ndamukong Suh has returned to the Detroit Lions, and he took part in the team's first OTA of the offseason on Tuesday.

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Where in the world is Ndamukong Suh? The Detroit Lions' training facility in Allen Park -- for real this time.

Suh was rumored to be in town and working out with the Lions' rookies last week, but that didn't turn out to be the case. Just like earlier in the offseason, Suh was still working out on his own, away from his teammates. This was also the case when the Lions held their voluntary minicamp last month, leading to lots of rumors about if his absence was related to his contract.

We don't know why exactly Suh decided to stay away from the Lions' voluntary workouts and minicamp this year, but the belief is that he was simply sticking to his normal offseason routine. As part of that routine, he is now back in town, and he took part in the Lions' first organized team activity of the offseason on Tuesday, according to the Free Press' Dave Birkett.

It's worth noting that OTAs are voluntary, so Suh wasn't forced to be at the practice on Tuesday. He could have just skipped the session like he did with the voluntary workouts and minicamp, but he did in fact return to the team. Hopefully his presence will put an end to this whole storyline, and hopefully his teammates and coaches will no longer have to answer questions about his whereabouts.

On a more broad level, hopefully the focus will now shift to what's really important -- Suh's long-term status with the Lions. There hasn't really been any news about how negotiations are going with Suh on a long-term deal, but the hope is that things are progressing. The Lions want to make sure that he stays in Detroit beyond 2014, and in the short term, they could use the extra cap space, so that's the real Suh storyline to keep an eye on going forward.

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