Trainer Says Ndamukong Suh Is “A Stud”


Even though Ndamukong Suh skipped much of the Lions’ voluntary offseason work, he still worked — with trainer Mike Barwis.

“Ndamukong is a stud,” Barwis told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. “He trains very, very hard. Guys finish up the workouts, and he’s the guy in there who stays extra to condition beyond what’s demanded of him, and these workouts are pretty hellacious. A guy like that is a pretty unique guy, . . .

“He knows what he has to do to be ready, and I think he’s proven that every year he’s been ready.”

Suh made an appearance on NFL Network to announce his staying away wasn’t about a contract.

“I think with this day and age, and with technology and the ability to do anything from anywhere in this world, it’s not that big of a deal because we made great adjustments,” Suh said. “And even being a leader, we didn’t pick our unity counsels and our captains as of yet, but our unity counsels wasn’t even picked until, I believe, right before our minicamps, so it’s still very open.