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Raiders plan to meet with Ndamukong Suh next week

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The courting of Ndamukong Suh is underway.

NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Thursday that the Oakland Raiders are planning to bring the free-agent defensive tackle in for a visit next week, per a source familiar with the team's plans.

After the Lions balked at using $26.7 million to franchise tag the three-time All-Pro, Suh looms as a lock to become the highest-paid defensive player in the league.

The Raiders house the requisite dough, with more than $57 million in cap space and a general manager in Reggie McKenzie who wasn't afraid to throw cash around last offseason.

Oakland also represents a schematic fit for Suh. Coach Jack Del Rio's four-man front would allow the four-time Pro Bowler to wreak continued havoc as a three-technique defensive tackle. Pairing Suh with phenomenal run-stopper Khalil Mack would turn this defense into a legitimate unit for 2015.

The Lions, Raiders, Bears, Jaguars and Dolphins all figure to make a run at Suh, who will benefit from the bidding war. He's about to become a very rich fellow.

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