01 Mar 2013
If NFL teams want to use their franchise or transition tag in 2013, they must do so by Monday afternoon. The following teams have used the franchise tag at this point:
Buffalo Bills: Jairus Byrd, S
Chicago Bears: Henry Melton, DT
Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Johnson, DE
Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Spencer, OLB
Denver Broncos: Ryan Clady, LT
Indianapolis Colts: Pat McAfee, P
Kansas City Chiefs: Branden Albert, LT
Miami Dolphins: Randy Starks, DT
Byrd's tag makes it more likely Andy Levitre hits the free agent market, where he's likely to be a hot commodity. Johnson's tag means the same for Andre Smith, who's really improved from when he first came into the league.
As teams tag additional players, I will be updating this post when I get the chance to do so.
23 comments, Last at 12 Mar 2013, 6:56am by Franchise Consultant
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?