The Detroit Lions decided against the franchise tag for Kenny Golladay after forecasting less demand for the former Pro Bowl wideout than he ultimately received.

"With how the market was shaping out with the depth, both in free agency and the draft, we opted to go the route of not tagging him," general manager Brad Holmes explained Monday, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic.

Golladay was considered a strong candidate for the franchise tag before free agency, but the Lions let him hit the market with no restrictions.