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Martin Mayhew addressed several topics at the NFL owners meetings on Monday, including Ndamukong Suh, past mistakes and much more.

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Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew finally broke his silence on a variety of topics while at the NFL owners meetings on Monday. During a session with the Lions' beat writers, Mayhew addressed losing Ndamukong Suh to the Miami Dolphins, his past mistakes and what lessons he's going to take from them going forward and a variety of other topics. Below is a recap of what he had to say.

On the timeline of losing Suh and trading for Haloti Ngata:

On what he would do differently or the same in the Suh negotiations:

On why the Lions didn't try to outbid Miami:

On the Lions' cap situation without Suh in the picture:

On past draft mistakes:

On the age of the Lions' defense:

(Side note: There were a couple of tweets about how Mayhew said that the Lions didn't misjudge the negotiations with Suh and how he's confident in the decisions the team has made. That sounds extremely contradictory to some of his other comments, but without the full context, it's unclear what exactly he meant. Also, Mayhew touched on some other topics on Monday related to Haloti Ngata, Riley Reiff, Rob Sims and Kellen Moore; we'll be focusing on those comments in separate posts later this week.)