UPDATES & NEWS
Freddie Freeman(knee) has a day of rest on Thursday and expected to be back in the lineup on Friday.
Freeman is having a career year with a slash line of .308/.386/.472 16 home runs and 85 RBI. Freeman is on pace for over 100 RBI and 20 home runs. Granted it is only Freeman's fourth year in the league, but it would be the first time he has hit over .282, which he did in 2011 after hitting just .259 last season. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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