• Monday links: Wilson taking his swings, and end of franchise tag period

    Summary of 11 articles · Updated Mar 4, 2014
    • Rams decide against using franchise tag

      Saffold's status: Offensive lineman on track to be a free agent and is likely to make decision quickly.
      Source: stltoday.com
    • Dolphins decline to play tag

      Last season the Dolphins made Randy Starks their franchise player. The Dolphins also used their franchise tag on a tackle in 2011 when they used it on Paul Soliai. So former general manager Jeff Ireland used the franchise tag twice in the last three sea…
    • Bears don’t hand out franchise tag

      The Bears, unsurprisingly, did not hand out a franchise tag by Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline.
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Texans don’t use NFL’s franchise tag

      The Texans did not use their franchise tag for the 2014 season. The deadline to apply the tag on a player was 3 p.m. Monday. General manager Rick Smith said during the NFL combine the team wasn’t expecting to use the tag and the organization followed th…
      Source: chron.com
    • 49ers could use franchise tag next year

      The NFL deadline for teams to place the franchise tag on players expired Monday without the San Francisco 49ers applying it. That’s no surprise. It would have been a surprise if the 49ers did apply the tag. The team’s top free-agent priorities, after re…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Cowboys confirm club will not use franchise tag today

      Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) celebrates after a defensive stop during the second half of play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on December 29, 2013. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 to advance to the playof…
  • Saints gave Jimmy Graham franchise tag as a tight end, now the fight can begin

    The New Orleans Saints applied the franchise tag to Jimmy Graham last week, but it was unclear if it was a tight end or receiver designation. According to a press release by the NFL, Graham received the non-exclusive franchise tag as a tight end on Mond…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Talks between Rams, Saffold to intensify this week

    Although the Rams didn’t use the franchise tag or the resurrected transition tag on offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, the Rams continue to make keeping him a top priority. Per a league source, talks between the team and Saffold are expected to intensify…
  • No tag for Michael Bennett

    As we move closer to the annual deadline for applying the franchise tag, here’s another guy who won’t be restricted with the kind of restriction we’d all like — a guaranteed eight-figure payday. Per a league source, the Seahawks won’t be applying the fr…
  • Report: Colts want to keep Vontae Davis, but won’t tag him

    It sounds like Vontae Davis won’t need to call his grandma today. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, the Colts are continuing to work toward a long-term deal with the free agent cornerback, but aren’t expected to use the franchise tag to kee…

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Saints gave Jimmy Graham franchise tag as a tight end, now the …
Rams decide against using franchise tag
Talks between Rams, Saffold to intensify this week
Bears don’t hand out franchise tag
No tag for Michael Bennett
Report: Colts want to keep Vontae Davis, but won’t tag him