Detroit Lions choose not to use franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh

In the final regular season game against the Green Bay Packers in 2014, Suh was spotted on camera stepping on quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He was originally suspended for the opening round of the playoffs against the Cowboys but it was later dropped on appeal. In 2012, Suh was ejected in the Thanksgiving Day game against the same Green Bay Packers after stomping on the bicep of Evan Dietrich-Smith. He received a two-game suspension for that act.

By deciding not to use the franchise tag, all All-Pro will become an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team in the league starting March 10. He could still resign with the Lions but he's expected to test the free agent market first.

The four-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler led the Lions with 8.5 sacks and 37 QB hurries, the most by a defensive tackle in the NFL. He also finished the season with a career-high 21 tackles for a loss, the most by a DT since Warren Sapp. 

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