Lions tag DE Cliff Avril
The Detroit Lions did not want to lose Cliff Avril.
Detroit placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the defensive end Monday, the last day the team could prevent him from becoming an unrestricted player on the free agent market next week.
The non-exclusive tag allows other teams to negotiate with Avril, but gives the Lions the option of matching the offer or letting him go in exchange for a pair of first-round picks from the team that signs him.
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