FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

The Detroit Lions had former Rams DT Kendall Langford in for a free agent visit.

The Lions have decided not to use the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh and remember that Nick Fairley is also a free agent. This means that the Lions have to look for other opinions at the defensive tackle position. The 29-year-old Langford was released by the Rams last week, a move that saved them $6M in cap space. He was replaced in 2014 by the young stud Aaron Donald on the depth chart. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Dwight Freeney will forgoe on retirement, and will play his 14th NFL season. He is set to become a free agent.

Freeney is 35 years old and racked up just 3.5 sacks and 10 tackles in 16 games for the Chargers last season. Surprisingly, he did lead the team in hurries with 40 on the season. We are sure that he'll find a home but will that be as a starter or just a situational rusher going forward. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston.

The Chiefs have been talking about Houston getting franchised for some time now, so this doesn't come as much of a shock. Look for them to continue negotiating with him, but they will also start focusing on a game plan for other free agents. Analysis: Howard Bender

Broncos will officially place their franchise tag on WR Demaryius Thomas before Monday's deadline.

This was expected. Look for the Broncos to keep negotiating a deal with Thomas though while perhaps also looking for a way to retain Julius Thomas as well. Analysis: Howard Bender

Lions will not use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.

There has been a lot of back-and-forth internally as to whether the Lions want to bring Suh back and obviously cost is a major issue as he will command quite the hefty salary on the open market. But they won't use the franchise tag here as they know the bitterness it will cause between player and team. Look for the Lions to make the defensive lineman a competitive offer but they won't break the bank to keep him. Analysis: Howard Bender

Update: The Bills have until 4 PM Monday to franchise Jerry Hughes.

Well technically, everyone has until 4pm (ET) on Monday to use their franchise tags. It just so happens that the Bills have been toying with the idea of using it on Hughes after not coming to an agreement on a contract extension. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jarrett Bush was arrested for public intoxication in California on Sunday.

Yet another reason for children to view NFL players as role models. Good job, Jarrett. Way to go. The substance-abuse policy probably has some sort of penalty for a public intoxication, but if a DUI has just a two-game suspension, this probably means that he'll have to do double chores for two weeks or something innocuous like that.  Analysis: Howard Bender

Le'Veon Bell could face up to a suspension of four games.

According to the new substance-abuse policy, the DUI arrest requires a mandatory two-game suspension. The fact that there was also marijuana involved opens the door for, according to the policy, a suspension of "up to four games." Considering the way the NFL continues to handle things and the fact that Bell is now, after a dynamic rookie season, a new face of the NFL, look for it to just stay at two games. Analysis: Howard Bender

The Lions will decide Monday whether or not to franchise tag impending free agent Ndomukong Suh.

If the Lions decide to tag him, it will cost them an exorbitant $26.9 million to do so. That seems like an absurd amount of money for one year of Suh. It's more likely that the Lions will continue to negotiate a long-term deal with their Pro Bowl defensive lineman, or let him walk. Analysis: Spencer Silva

Dolphins are interested in cornerback Brandon Flowers during free agency.

The Dolphins have made it clear that they are going to sign a cornerback in this free agent class. They have also expressed interest in Kareem Jackson and now are rumored to be interested in the services of Flowers. Last season, Flowers recorded 52 tackles and three interceptions in 14 games. Analysis: Colby Conway

Raiders will release DE LaMarr Woodley.

Woodley spent just one year in Oakland and everyone knew this transaction was going to occur. He went on IR in October after injuring his biceps against Arizona in week seven of the regular season. Expect Oakland to get a defensive end early in the draft as they only had 22 total sacks last season. Analysis: Colby Conway

Dolphins are interested in cornerback Kareem Jackson during free agency.

Jackson has spent his first five seasons with the Houston Texans and was a solid corner for the team. During his stint in Houston, he recorded 241 tackles, 10 interceptions, 50 pass deflections and one touchdown in 74 games. Jackson will receive some interest in free agency as he is a highly capable NFL corner. Analysis: Colby Conway
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