Potential/Actual Franchise Tags

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  1. drewmar74

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    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.
     
  2. Lucky

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    Ravens will tag Suggs without contract agreement.

    No real surprise. The Franchise tag isn't as painful to clubs as it once was.
     
  3. drewmar74

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    'Zona just tagged Karlos Dansby

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7798782/Cardinals-place-franchise-tag-on-linebacker-Dansby

    The Arizona Cardinals have placed the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on linebacker Karlos Dansby, the team said Thursday.

    The move means Dansby has been offered a one-year deal worth just over $8 million, the average salary of the five highest-paid linebackers in the NFL last season. The Cardinals can continue to negotiate a long-term deal through July 15. If Dansby signs an offer sheet from another team, Arizona can match it or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.
     
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    ESPN revealed that Jordan Gross (Carolina) will be franchised.
     
  6. TEXANS84

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    Chiefs | Team places franchise tag on Allen
    Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:09:23 -0800

    The NFL Network reports the Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on DE Jared Allen.
     
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    According to NFL Network, Jared Allen has been designated as a franchise player by the Chiefs.


    *It looks like I was VERY LATE on this one. I just saw it in another thread. Disregard, merge and/or delete this thread! :)
     


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    Marcus Trufant may not be tagged according to a post from another site. Josh Brown may be franchised instead. At the same time....that makes me think that Seattle is about to sign him to a large deal, and saving the franchise tag for Brown. I can't see them giving up Trufant. I'd love it though as long as we pick him up!
     
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    I wonder if a kicker has ever been franchised before?
     
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    Wasn't "the Viniterian" franchised once?
     
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    Looks like Suggs wants the franchise as a DE and not a LB. He says he played more as a DE and would make more as a DE. Kffl.com says that he and Baltimore are looking for long term deals but do you think this could actually end up making him not being franchised.
     
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    Good memory...

    Linky: Fate of Franchise Tag Players Since 2004
     
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    I think I make a post every year not to get too excited about potential FA's since most teams eventually lock up their better "potential" FA's. It's best to grow yer own anyway!
     
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    ....per PFT and Adam Schefter of NFL Network

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    POSTED 5:50 p.m. EST, February 20, 2008

    TRUFANT GETS FRANCHISED

    With the deadline for applying the franchise tag less than 24 hours away, more and more teams are using it.

    Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Seahawks have applied the franchise tag to cornerback Marcus Trufant.

    The placement of the tag on Trufant and Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha means that Pats cornerback Asante Samuel will be the biggest prize at the cornerback position when free agency opens on February 29.



    Damn, I wanted the Texans to go after him....forget that.
     
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    Another CB off the market just makes getting a CB harder for us in FA.
     
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    It also means that Samuels is gonna get PAID.
     
  18. Lucky

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    After Dallas Clark re-signed with the Colts, 10 players enter today's deadline with the franchise tag.

    DE Jared Allen - Chiefs
    OT-OG Stacy Andrews - Bengals
    CB Nnamdi Asomugha - Raiders
    OLB Karlos Dansby - Cardinals
    OT Jordan Gross - Panthers
    DT Albert Haynesworth - Titans
    TE L.J. Smith - Eagles
    OLB-DE Terrell Suggs - Ravens
    CB Marcus Trufant - Seahawks
    DT Corey Williams - Packers
     
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    So whos NOT tagged then?
     
  20. Lucky

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    Also, Ken Hamlin got tagged. Not kidding.

    That means Flozell Adams didn't get tagged. Of course, Briggs & Samuels couldn't be tagged. The Steelers gave Max Starks a transition tag (can match the offer, but get no compensation if they don't), so Alan Faneca will be a free agent. Randy Moss did not get the franchise tag, but he'll likely re-sign with the Pats.

    Not a real exciting crop of free agents out there. I think Michael Turner can make an impact, but a deep RB draft class could hurt his leverage. As far as the Texans are concerned, I like 49ers guard Justin Smiley & Lions OLB Boss Bailey. Both are still relatively young and heading into the prime of their careers. Also, teams will be cutting veterans to clear cap room, and that will augment the free agent pool.
     

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