A report from Adam Schefter of NLFN seems to indicate that some of the posters' free-agent signing hopes could be dashed by the franchise tag. Looks like Asomugha, Trufant, Dansby, and Jared Allen are early candidates to get tagged. Some of the highlights (or lowlights depending on who you wanted) are as follows: "Oakland is expected to slap its franchise tag on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who would be one of the hottest commodities on the open market if he were not tagged. The franchise cornerback tag this year is $9.465 million. But Oakland knows that on the open market, Asomugha might be the No. 1-rated free agent. If Arizona cannot sign linebacker Karlos Dansby to a long-term contract extension in the coming weeks, it will slap its tag on him as well." Also: "Seattle could wind up tagging cornerback Marcus Trufant, CB tag is $9.465 million, if it can't sign him to an extension. Trufant is from Washington and the Seahawks suspect that the cornerback is unwilling to leave. But those who know Trufant insist he is -- all part of the chess match leading up to and into free agency." Oh, and for all of those that wanted Jared Allen, well: "The Chiefs could tag Pro Bowl DE Jared Allen at $8.879 million." http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story...0d5d8068be4b&template=with-video&confirm=true Me, I'm thinking we need a wet blanket smilie.