Bears defensive end Willie Young wouldn't mind if former Detroit Lions teammate Ndamukong Suh came to join him in Chicago, and said during the "Carmen & Jurko" show Tuesday on ESPN 1000 he might make a recruiting call this offseason to the defensive tackle.
"I could see myself doing that. It just depends on, obviously, it's gonna come down to a business standpoint for him in particular," Young said. "But at the end of the day, we've got some good guys here right now. He could come and join me. He could come and join what we're about to build over here in Chicago. We would appreciate it. We would like to have him."
Prior to the start of training camp, the Lions called off contract talks with Suh, a pending free agent. The belief is Suh is preparing to depart Detroit at the conclusion of the season, and the Lions are bracing for the possibility.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Suh has told people the idea of playing in New York appeals to him, adding that the Bears and Dallas Cowboys could be in the mix, as well.
One of five soon-to-be free agents along Detroit's defensive line, Suh has declined to discuss his contract situation. Suh is set to earn $12.5 million this season and counts $22.4 million against the Lions' salary cap.
Through five games this season, Suh has contributed 13 tackles and a sack.
Young signed a three-year contract worth $9 million in March to join the Bears, and said he and Suh are similar in terms of their effort levels.
"He's a great professional. He comes in, he gets his job done," Young said. "He's a lot like me: He wants to make every play on the field."