• Around the NFC West: Tag no sure thing

    Summary of 20 articles · Updated Mar 1, 2013
    The Bengals are the second team to tag a player. The NFL set the franchise tag at that figure earlier in the day. While there was speculation that Smith was the favorite to get the tag , the Bengals chose to put the $11.175 million tag on Johnson. With just over three days before the deadline to make use of the franchise or transition tag on a prospective free agent, the Bills are reportedly going to make use of their franchise tag by placing it on Jairus Byrd. The tag on Johnson will require a one-year d...
    • Flacco deal gives Ravens opportunity to tag someone else

      Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome has said that the team will use the franchise tag on quarterback Joe Flacco, or on no one. Now that a deal has been struck with Flacco, Newsome’s theory has a chance to be tested. Between now and Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET, the Rav
    • Three NFL teams use the franchise tag on Friday

      The window for NFL teams to designate one restricted or unrestricted free agent with the franchise or transition opened on Feb. 18. There was no movement on this front until Friday, as three NFL teams officially placed the franchise tag on a potential u…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Roundup: Bills' Byrd, Bengals' Johnson get tags

      BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills aren't giving up on re-signing safety Jairus Byrd just yet.
    • Tag of Byrd was non-exclusive

      The Bills put the franchise tag on Jairus Byrd Friday, but the nature of the tag was the question. The club confirmed this afternoon that the franchise tag used was non-exclusive. That means that other NFL clubs can try and sign Byrd to an offer sheet. …
    • Colts place franchise tag on punter McAfee

      The Indianapolis Colts have given punter Pat McAfee the franchise tag, meaning he will be paid $2.977 million this season if he doesn't reach a long-term contract with the team.
    • Bengals elect to keep D together with Michael Johnson tag

      Having cultivated Michael Johnson, the Bengals weren’t about to let him go. The Bengals are going to hang onto the fifth-year defensive end by use of the franchise tag, guaranteeing him at least a one-year, $11.175 million deal if they don’t reach a l
    • NFL sets franchise, transition tag numbers

      The Baltimore Ravens will have to pay at least $14.896 million for Joe Flacco to be their quarterback in 2013.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Byrd tweets, ‘It’s all good!’

      Bills S Jairus Byrd, who was tagged as the team’s franchise player Friday, tweeted an interesting Bible verse just hours before the Bills announced they would use the franchise tag on their Pro Bowl safety. Byrd, who is a very religious man, tweeted the
  • Full 2013 franchise figures

    To follow up on the previous post, and take us into the weekend barring late-breaking news, below are the precise franchise tag figures for every position in the 2013 offseason. Teams have until Monday afternoon to use the tag, which requires an equal c…
    Source: ESPN.com

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