Ndamukong Suh Becomes Free Agent, Lions Opt Not to Use Franchise Tag

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Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions prior to the start of the game against the Chicago Bears

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Ndamukong Suh is up for grabs.

The Detroit Lions decided not to use the franchise tag on the defensive tackle, saving the organization (for now) $26.8 million.

Suh was paid $22.4 million for 2014, and with the tag, he would have been due $26.8 million for 2015.

Although Suh is one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL, and in his prime, mind you, $27 million dollars is just too much money to pay one guy for one year.

The 28-year-old will be sought after by several teams, and the Lions still might sign him.

NFL free agents hit the market March 10.