UPDATES & NEWS
Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a boot and that the team remains hopeful Newton will be back to 100 percent in time for training camp.
Newton will probably miss OTAs which start up in May, but he should be ready to go in July when camp opens for the Panthers. Things may go slowly for him while he works his ankle back into game-shape but there's no reason to think that he will be anything but the usual Cam Newton once the season begins.ANALYST: 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