Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been fined $131,500 for two incidents this season. (Daniel Mears / Detroit News)
Allen Park — Ndamukong Suh is considering accepting the NFL’s offer to meet with its discipline committee.
“I don’t know yet,” Suh said Wednesday. “I’ve had brief discussions with my agent and general manager, but for now I am just focused on Dallas and not concerning myself with that just yet — not until the bye week.”
Suh has been fined $131,500 for two incidents this season. He’s been fined $209,000 in his career, not counting salary lost for the two-game suspension in 2011.
He last met with NFL officials during the bye week in 2011, before he stomped Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith during the Thanksgiving Day game that earned him the suspension. He was asked what he got out of that first meeting.
“Just an understanding of what they were looking for and how they needed me to change aspects of my game,” he said. “I felt like I understood and have made progress toward that. I feel like I’m playing within the rules for the most part, without a doubt.”
Since that suspension, he has two personal foul penalties in 25 games.
After fining Suh $31,500 for a post-throw hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden two weeks ago, NFL vice president of operations Merton Hanks told the NFL Network, “The fine amount is more than the minimum because he is a repeat offender, and I want to get Ndamukong Suh’s attention in this regard. I’ve got to help him course correct.”
Suh said he has yet to figure out how league officials determine who to fine and how much.
“I am just trying to mind my Ps and Qs and do things to help my team win,” he said. “Obviously I didn’t do enough to help our defense get the ball back for our offense last week.”
The Lions bye week is next week.
New Lions offensive tackle Barry Richardson didn’t play the workout game. Most unsigned free agents will spend their Tuesdays crisscrossing the country working out for various teams.
Not Richardson. He felt like after five seasons and 49 starts, teams still had plenty of fresh tape on him.
“I was just in Arizona working out with LeCharles Bentley,” he said, referring to the noted offensive line coach and trainer. “I knew I would get an opportunity. I was fresh out of the game. Just last year I was starting. It wasn’t like I was coming off injury or had been out of the game. All I needed was an opportunity.”
The Lions will provide that.
Both starting tackles were injured last week against Cincinnati — left tackle Riley Reiff (hamstring) did finish the game and could be ready to play Sunday; right tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) could be out a couple of weeks. Reiff did not practice Wednesday.
Richardson, who started 16 games for the Rams last season and was a starter four seasons for the Chiefs, believes he will be able to contribute Sunday if needed.
“It won’t take long to get up to speed,” he said. “It’s whether they need me or not.”
Receiver Kevin Ogletree played parts of four seasons with the Cowboys and caught 53 passes for 663 yards from quarterback Tony Romo. Only 11 players have caught more of Romo’s throws.
“It’s going to be fun,” he said of facing his former team. “I still have friends over there. There’s no love lost, but when Sunday comes, no one is a friend in the other color.”
Ogletree said his parting from Dallas was without acrimony.
“It wasn’t a situation where I was cut or let go,” he said. “My time was up and I found another gig.”
Offensive tackle Jason Fox, who has played parts of two games because of groin and knee injuries, was at practice Wednesday.
“I think he’s getting better every day, like a lot of our other guys,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “It’s too early to be discouraged, encouraged or anything else. We’ll just take each day as it comes and make a good decision at the end of the week.”
Fox and rookie LaAdrian Waddle worked with the first offense in the early portion of practice open to the media. Fox worked on the left side.
… Receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), defensive tackle Andre Fluellen (head) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) did not practice. Cornerback Rashean Mathis (groin) was limited.