Jeff Risdon, @JeffRisdon
Hours before the 4 p.m. deadline on March 2nd, the Detroit Lions announced they are not going to use the franchise tag designation on star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Doing so would have locked up Suh for one year at an eye-popping $26.8M, with the exact same process setting up for next year.
General Manager Martin Mayhew opted to stop the madness. Prudence trumped desperation. (more…)