Suh and Lions Reach Deal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) _ Lions president Tom Lewand is

confirming the team has agreed to terms with top pick Ndamukong


Lewand made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying Suh was

expected to arrive in Detroit in time to participate in the

afternoon practice.

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated

Press on Tuesday night that Suh and the Lions had agreed to terms

on a five-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed and as much as

$68 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because

the talks were confidential.

Detroit drafted the former Nebraska defensive tackle with the

No. 2 pick overall in the NFL draft, hoping he would bolster a

defense that ranked among the league's all-time worst in points

allowed the past two seasons.