Tag impact in Detroit

Monday marks the first day that NFL teams can apply the franchise tag to one of their impending free agents, and while the announcements may not be too numerous in the early going, it's expected to be another big year for the tag (after 21 teams used the designation last offseason). One team that isn't going to use the tag is the Detroit Lions -- GM Martin Mayhew declared as much recently -- but they will feel the impact of the franchise tag in other ways.