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Tag and release: Lions should franchise Suh for one more all-in season, then let him go

To tag or not to tag? It's the great debate that will be answered by 4 p.m. Monday, the deadline for the Detroit Lions to decide whether to put the franchise tag on All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. There's no perfect solution here, but there's a decent compromise: Put the franchise tag on him, go all in for 2015, then let him go after the 2015 season and start to correct the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Ndamukong Suh, Bengals, Bills, Buccaneers, & Jets

Ndamukong Suh Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that if the Lions are serious about signing free agent DT Ndamukong Suh to a long-term contract, they should not apply their franchise tag to him. As Florio mentions, tagging Suh would cost them $26.8 million for 2015 season, and that figure would grow to $32.16 million in ... The post NFL Notes: Ndamukong Suh, Bengals, Bills...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Lions should let Ndamukong Suh walk

The Detroit Lions are reportedly pulling out all the stops to keep superstar defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in Motown. They should relent and allow him to leave via free agency. If Suh is not given the franchise tag by March 2 or signed by March 10, he will become a free agent. It would be nothing short of salary cap suicide to tag Suh, considering his number would be an outrageous...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Colts Pull Trigger on Ndamukong Suh?

For years, the Indianapolis Colts have been downright dreadful against the run. Indianapolis has ranked at or near the bottom of the league's ranks for the better part of the 21st century. The 2014 campaign was no different. Veteran Arthur Jones was brought in to shore up the middle of a defensive line that was getting beaten apart. For his and players like Ricky Jean Francois' efforts...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM 'very optimistic' about re-signing Suh

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said on Wednesday that he believes the team will be able to re-sign Ndamukong Suh before the superstar standout defensive tackle hits the free agent market. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, Mayhew, who previously stated that the Lions would consider using the franchise tag on Suh — which...Read More The post Lions GM Martin Mayhew...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Potential Free-Agency Landing Spots for Ndamukong Suh

He is arguably the biggest name on the free-agent market this season—the biggest star on the defensive side, anyway. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been a game-wrecker since the moment he stepped onto an NFL field. And despite the controversial way he plays the game, he is about to be a very rich man. In his five years with the Detroit Lions, Suh racked up more sacks (36) than...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Comeback player of the year

On September 22, 2013 defensive end Jason Jones suffered a season ending injury. Jones ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee during the third game of the regular season against the Washington Redskins and was placed on injured reserve. It was a heartbreaking non-contact injury that came in the second-quarter, shattering Jones’s dreams for the season. Jason Jones Jones...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ndamukong Suh would love to play for Seahawks

Ndamukong Suh officially became a free agent on Friday when his rookie contract voided, so the bidding process for him will begin soon. Reports have suggested that Suh would be interested in playing in Dallas, New York or Chicago, but a new report says otherwise. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole says that Suh’s top choice would...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of Ndamukong Suh as a Detroit Lion

Ndamukong Suh has been one of the best players in football since being drafted second-overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft. While issues have arisen about his on-field conduct, nobody could argue Suh’s production in the middle of the defensive line, helping Detroit go from afterthoughts to playoff contenders throughout his tenure. Now, after five seasons in the Motor...
Via This Given Sunday
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

'Suh-nami' damaging Detroit's playoff hopes

Question:  Who are Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin?  Answer: The three happiest people in the NFL that Lions DT Ndamukong Suh got himself suspended.  Leary, Frederick and Martin make up the interior of the vaunted offensive line for the Dallas Cowboys, the Lions' Wild Card opponent this weekend.  And they just got a reprieve from facing one of the most disruptive...
Via Football By Football
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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