Chicago Bears player ready to recruit Ndamukong Suh

Suh in action against the Panthers (©GettyImages)

Willie Young joined the Chicago Bears this past off-season. And the former Detroit Lions man wants to bring one high profile ex-teammate with him.

Young has admitted that he wouldn't mind seeing Ndamukong Suh follow in his footsteps all the way to Soldier Field next year.

Recruiting Mode

Young, a defensive end, said on the "Carmen & Jurko" show on ESPN 1000 Tuesday that he's thinking about making a recruiting call to Suh, the Lions' star defensive tackle who is set to become a free agent after this season.

"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."

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Teams are Circling

The Lions and Suh broke off extension talks in the summer. It had been reported that Suh likes the idea of playing in New York, though Chicago and Dallas also could be destinations.

Suh earns $12.5 million this season, but counts $22.4 million against the Lions' cap.

"He's a great professional. He comes in, he gets his job done," Young went on to say. "He's a lot like me: He wants to make every play on the field."

Young was Suh's teammate from 2011-13 after being drafted in the seventh round in 2010 by the Lions. In his first season with the Bears, Young has 21 tackles and five sacks in his first five games with the Bears. Suh meanwhile has 13 sacks and one tackle in the early season so far.

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