• NFL franchise tag window opens on Monday

    Summary of 29 articles · Updated Feb 22, 2013
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Exclusive Flacco franchise tag would reverberate well beyond 2013

      As the Ravens and agent Joe Linta, representative of quarterback Joe Flacco, prepare to talk contract for the first time in months, there’s another important factor to keep in mind regarding the seemingly no-brainer possibility that the Ravens would use
    • Seahawks unlikely to use franchise tag

      The Seattle Seahawks didn’t appear to have a particular need to utilize the franchise or transition tag on any of their pending free agents. Now general manager John Schneider has agreed that it’s unlikely they will use the franchise tag this off-seas
    • From the combine: Jeff Ireland says Dolphins undecided on franchise tag

      The Miami Dolphins have a lengthy list of starters headed toward unrestricted free agency. Left tackle Jake Long headlines the group, which consists of cornerback Sean Smith, safety Chris Clemons, defensive tackle Randy Starks, wide receiver Brian Hartl…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Wednesday Morning Update: Giants Probably Won’t Use Tag

      According to Ian Rappoport of NFL.com, Giants CEO John Mara has said the Giants will probably not be using the franchise tag on any of their impending free agents this winter. owner John Mara tells me his team will "probably not" administer th…
    • Cowboys haven’t ruled out using franchise tag

      In discussions about the chances of impending free agent Anthony Spencer remaining in Dallas, the focus is usually on a long-term deal for a player who would be moving to defensive end with the Cowboys next season. After franchising Spencer last year, i…
    • Could the Cowboys use the franchise tag for the second consecutive year?

      INDIANAPOLIS — Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has spent the better part of the off-season considering a variety of scenarios and contingencies based on potential moves influenced by the management of the team’s salary cap. “It’s no
    • Falcons don’t plan to use the franchise tag

      As the second day of the franchise-tag fortnight comes to a conclusion, no tags have been applied. And more than a few teams reportedly are inclined to keep it that way. The latest no-tag team is the Falcons.  According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, t…
    • Bengals face dilemma with franchise tag

      The Bengals have two high-priority free agents in offensive tackle Andre Smith and defensive end Michael Johnson. The problem is, Cincinnati can only place the franchise tag on one of them. The Bengals will have to make a decision between now (teams cou…
    • Lions won’t play tag

      Through one day of the two-week franchise-tag period, no team has used it.  Several reportedly won’t. Add the Lions to the list of teams not inclined to play tag. “We’re not going to franchise anybody,” G.M. Martin Mayhew recently said, via Dave
    • Where (if anywhere) the Miami franchise tag belongs

      Monday was the first day NFL teams could designate any of their own unrestricted free agents with the Franchise tag. The Dolphins did not use the tag Monday but perhaps they might use it in coming days or weeks. And whom the Dolphins might opt to use th…
    • Report: Dolphins will not use franchise tag on Sean Smith

      Monday was the first day NFL teams could begin using the franchise or transition tag on players set to become unrestricted free agents next month. For the Miami Dolphins, cornerback Sean Smith and left tackle Jake Long seemed to be possible candidates t…
    • With Fred Davis still on the mend, no tag expected in D.C.

      As Florio mentioned in yesterday’s franchise tag omnibus, there’s no indication the Redskins are going to be using the tag this year. Mike Jones of the Washington Post points to the fact general manager Bruce Allen said the team wanted to wait “unt
    • “Early indications” are that Jaguars won’t use franchise tag

      Teams are now eligible to start using the franchise tag on their own free agents, an option that it appears the Jaguars will pass on using this year. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that “early indications” are that the Jaguars wi
    • NFC East franchise tag primer

      Today is the first day teams can use their franchise player designations. They have until March 4 to do so. My prediction right now is that no team in the NFC East will use their franchise player designation this year, and here's a team-by-team look at …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NFC West the 'it' division in game of tag

      NFC West teams have wielded the franchise tag more frequently than teams from the seven other NFL divisions. That includes a league-high 20 times since divisional alignment in 2002, according to totals from ESPN Stats & Information. But with only fo…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NFC West perspective on franchise tag

      NFC West teams have used the franchise player designation nine times for eight players over the past five years. Only twice did the franchise tag lead to a long-term agreement between the parties. That figure could rise to three if the San Francisco 49e…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Tag developments on Cox and Cook

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We’ve got a couple franchise tag developments in the AFC South. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union spoke to Jaguars general manager David Caldwell, who said the Jaguars won’t be using their tag. That means talented but injury
    Source: ESPN.com
    • No franchise tag for Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox

      INDIANAPOLIS - The first major contractual decision of Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell’s tenure could mean the team loses cornerback Derek Cox in free agency. Caldwell said Thursday the Jaguars will not be using the franchise tag on any player i
  • No franchise tag for Eagles' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, source says

    It is "very unlikely" that the Eagles will use the franchise-player tag on any of their seven unrestricted free agents, according to a league source. That group includes cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was likely the only player un…
    • No franchise tag for the Eagles this year

      The window has opened for every team to apply the franchise tag.  The Eagles don’t need the window to open, because they reportedly don’t intend to use it. Or because they plan to fly into it.  Again. Either way, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com report
  • Patriots reportedly won’t franchise tag Wes Welker

    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald said “While there is no replacement for Welker on the roster, that won’t matter. Neither will the Patriots’ abysmal record of drafting wideouts. The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag
    • NFL teams can start playing tag today

      The Patriots have three likely candidates who could be designated as their franchise player.
      Source: boston.com
  • Team-by-team look at who would/could/should be tagged

    On Monday, the two-week window for using the franchise tag opens.  Every team can use the franchise tag (or the rarely-used transition tag) on one player. Last year, 21 teams took advantage of the franchise tag, which no longer is based on the five high…

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NFL franchise tag window opens on Monday
Exclusive Flacco franchise tag would reverberate well beyond 20…
No franchise tag for Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox
Seahawks unlikely to use franchise tag
From the combine: Jeff Ireland says Dolphins undecided on franc…
Cowboys haven’t ruled out using franchise tag
Falcons don’t plan to use the franchise tag
Mara says Giants “probably” won’t use franchise tag
Lions won’t play tag
No franchise tag for Eagles' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, sourc…
Report: Dolphins will not use franchise tag on Sean Smith
Who will Bengals franchise tag?
With Fred Davis still on the mend, no tag expected in D.C.
“Early indications” are that Jaguars won’t use franchise tag
Eagles Won’t Use The Franchise Tag On Dominique Rodgers-Cromart…
No franchise tag for the Eagles this year
Team-by-team look at who would/could/should be tagged