(MLive.com) – The Detroit Lions won’t use the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh, despite their threats to do so.
So now what?
Well, all is not lost. In fact, the Lions probably remain the favorites to sign the superstar defensive tackle. But if they are to hang onto him, the next four days are critical — because they are the last four days that Detroit has exclusive rights to negotiate with Suh and his agent, Jimmy Sexton.
That window expires at 11:59 p.m. Friday night. After that, Suh’s representation is free to speak with whatever teams are interested.
The defensive tackle still cannot contact teams directly, nor visit them, until the start of free agency at 4 p.m. Tuesday.