Cliff Avril didn’t want the franchise tag and the Lions didn’t want to use it. He got it and they did.
It may not have been the route either side wanted but the Lions obviously agree with the destination and there is no indication that Avril had any desire to leave Detroit. So in the end, is it all that bad? The sun still came up this morning and the Lions still have one of the game’s top young pass rushers.
Granted, different people have different opinions on every subject and this is no different, especially with salary cap space being a limited commodity for the Detroit Lions. Here’s your chance to have your say.