Friday, June 10, 2011
Ndamukong Suh works out with Lions
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh's busy offseason included breaking a sweat with the locked-out Detroit Lions for the first time on Friday.
"It was something I wanted to do and the timing of my schedule worked out so I could at least make one," Suh told The Associated Press by phone Friday night, after initially declining to speak to reporters after the workout at Detroit Country Day School.
Suh started his offseason by having shoulder surgery that prevented him from playing in the Pro Bowl. He won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award and was the only rookie on the All-Pro team after Detroit drafted him No. 2 overall last year.
Suh was also among the celebrities who sped out of London last month for the Gumball 3000 Rally, a seven-day car race stretching across 10 countries in Europe.
"It's unfortunate that I couldn't make it more (to workouts), but I was traveling back from Europe and I didn't want to be sluggish for the earlier workouts, and I went to Nebraska to take care of my shoulder," Suh said. "My shoulder is doing great."
The Lions, whose workouts attracted about 30 players on a regular basis, are wrapping up a second week of practices they've organized on their own during the lingering lockout.
"We're not going to plan another week of workouts, hoping the next time we see each other a deal is done," offensive guard Rob Sims said.