Originally Posted by texanfan2002114
From ESPN article:
The Rams have franchised Pace for three consecutive years. Under terms of that designation, the Rams have until Wednesday to work out a long-term contract and regain the ability to franchise a player in 2006. Any long agreement reached between Wednesday and July 15 would cost St. Louis its franchise tag for the length of that contract.
Well that doesn't say it can't be used on Pace again. What they are describing is that if a long term deal is quickly worked out--i.e. no need to use the franchise tag on him--then they can franchise someone else. If a sever year deal is completed after Wednesday the Rams will not be able to franchise anyone until the 2012 season.