Lions won't tag Ndamukong Suh

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DETROIT, MI (TheSpread) – The Detroit Lions have made the decision to let Ndamukong Suh test the free agent market, electing not to franchise tag him on Monday.

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The All-Pro defensive tackle has his contract with the Lions up and discussions were made about possibly putting the franchise tag on him, but that would cost the team $26.9 million for just one season, and the Lions are already tight in the cap as is with big contracts to Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford. If the Lions can’t reach a deal by March 10 with Suh, he will be free to sign with any other team.

According to the latest odds, the Detroit Lions are currently listed at 28/1 to win the Super Bowl in 2016. The Lions join the Giants as teams with 28/1 odds. Seattle is favored with 11/2 odds while the Patriots are sitting at 6/1 odds.

Suh is coming off a 2014 season where he had 53 tackles with 8.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss and three pass deflections. It was his second-highest sack total of his five-year career. Suh helped lead the Lions to the top-ranked rushing defense in the NFL last season and second-ranked unit in regards to total defense and scoring.

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