So much for those rumors that Ndamukong Suh would hire rapper Jay-Z as his agent, or that he might even represent himself in contract negotiations.
Suh, the Detroit Lions’ star defensive tackle, has signed a deal with high-profile agent Jimmy Sexton and Creative Artists Agency, according to a report from Sports Business Journal.
The timing is important for the Lions because free agency begins next week in the NFL. The Lions are expected to try to work out a contract extension with Suh, who can become a free agent after next season.
His $22.4-million cap hit for 2014 would be reduced significantly with an extension, thus giving the club more flexibility to sign free agents.
Contract talks were put on hold because Suh hadn’t decided on an agent to replace former Lions player Rosey Barnes, who had negotiated his rookie deal.