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Lions slap Redding with franchise tag

Lions slap Redding with franchise tag

Lions' GM Matt Millen confirmed on Wednesday that the team has placed the franchise tag on defensive end Cory Redding, preventing the four-year player from testing the free agent market on March 2. Why Detroit used the tag, how negotiations broke down, and more inside.

Lions' GM Matt Millen confirmed on Wednesday that the team has placed the franchise tag on defensive end Cory Redding, preventing the four-year player from testing the free agent market on March 2. The Lions had until Thursday afternoon to use the last-gasp measure, one that -- according to rumors -- has Redding steamed. One report suggested he might even demand a trade. Or it just might be a...

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