05 Mar 2012
DeSean Jackson (franchised by Eagles)
Tyvon Branch (franchised by Raiders)
Mike Wallace (reportedly will not be franchised by Steelers)
The tag seemed like an inevitable resolution for Jackson's scenario, especially with how he ruined his market value with his pouting last season. The Raiders are already over the cap, but Branch's ~$6.2 million tag isn't a killer and they were going to have to get rid of a lot of money anyway.
Wallace's scenario is precarious if you're a Steelers fan. The tag would have guaranteed him around $9.5 million, and the Steelers have all but guaranteed that they are going to keep him through the press, but they could stand to lose a lot if someone can make the terms onerous for them to match. It's definitely a bit of a gamble.
Dashon Goldson (franchised by 49ers)
Brent Grimes (franchised by Falcons)
Phil Dawson (franchised by Browns ... again.)
Mike Nugent (franchised by Bengals)
Calais Campbell (franchised by Cardinals)
Fred Davis (franchised by Redskins)
Ray Rice (franchised by Ravens)
Matt Forte (franchised by Bears)
Drew Brees (franchised by Saints)
Cliff Avril (franchised by Lions)
Connor Barth (franchised by Buccaneers)
Dwayne Bowe (franchised by Chiefs)
Robert Mathis (franchised by Colts, later signed four-year, $36 million contract with a $15 million signing bonus)
Matt Prater (franchised by Broncos)
Josh Scobee (franchised by Jaguars)
Anthony Spencer (franchised by Cowboys)
Steve Weatherford (franchised by Giants)
Wes Welker (franchised by Patriots)
Is this the first franchised punter ever?
More as it comes in.
83 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2012, 3:51pm by tuluse
A week after big upsets of Stanford and Ohio State, the USC and Virginia Tech themselves fell to less-talented opponents. Georgia also fell to South Carolina after pummeling Clemson in the opener.