NFL Camp Roundup: Lions shelve negotiations with Suh

NFL Camp Roundup: Lions shelve negotiations with Suh
July 28, 2014, 9:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

Along with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, will bring you daily "around the NFL" updates throughout the duration of camp.


  • The Detroit Lions put a temporary end to constant questions regarding defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's future with the team. According to the Detroit Free Press, Lions president Tom Lewand announced that the organization will put contract talks with Suh on hold until the end of the regular season. The three-time All Pro defensive tackle is in the final year of his rookie five-year contract. If the Lions can't come to a long-term deal with Suh, they will have the option of using the franchise tag on Suh in 2015, but that would come with a hefty price tag of $26.9 million. 
  • Carolina Panthers first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin sat out practice on Monday after undergoing a precautionary MRI. Benjamin suffered a bone bruise to his left knee, according to head coach Ron RIvera. The No. 28 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is not expected to miss substantial time, but Rivera won't give a definitive timetable for Benjamin's return.
  •  The New York Giants are aiming for the stars in their goals for two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning next season. Giants quarterback coach Danny Langsdorf has issued a challenge to manning: complete 70 percent of his passes in 2014. The number seems a bit high considering Manning's career completion percentage is 58.5, and he's never eclipsed a percentage higher than 62.9 in a single season, but you can't fault the Giants for setting lofty expectations.

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  • Ex-Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders fired shots at his former team on Monday. Sanders, who signed a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos this offseason, told 104.3 The Fan in Denver that he feels Peyton Manning is a far better leader than his old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Unfortunately, the two teams don't play each other during the regular season in 2014.
  • The New England Patriots claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from the Panthers on Monday. Gaffney, a sixth-round selection out of Stanford, was placed on waivers over the weekend after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in practice on Friday. The Patriots will likely keep Gaffney on their 90-man roster before moving him to IR. 
  • Despite injuries in their backfield, the Indianapolis Colts released running back Chris Rainey on Monday. Rainey was let go for a violation of team rules, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. The 26-year-old Rainey registered 102 yards on 26 carries to go along with two touchdowns in his two NFL seasons with the Steelers.