Ndamukong Suh made a dapper appearance at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. (Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

Ndamukong Suh is not going to be traded.

So said Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew on Monday, after scuttlebutt bubbled up that the defensive lineman was on the block.

Mayhew added that one team had called just after the season ended and its advances were rebuffed.

This being the final few days leading up to the draft, when all front-office executives are busy putting up smokescreens, Mayhew’s comments were met with a fair bit of skepticism.