Lions likely won’t be able to use the franchise tag to retain Ndamukong Suh next offseason

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According to the Detroit Free-Press, with the Ndamukong Suh’s contract running out after this season, the Lions are going to have to figure out how to lock him up with a long-term contract.

Suh’s rookie deal voids after the 2014 season, and his cap charge next year of $21.4 million makes it unlikely the Lions could use the franchise tag to retain him. Tagging Suh for one year would cost the Lions $25.7 million.

Suh said in late May he was “two years away from even considering” an extension but that he’d “love to be here in Detroit.”

The Lions currently only have just over $1 million in cap room.  I look forward to seeing how they plan on keeping Suh around.



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