Among franchise tag options, defenders reign supreme

We are now less than a week from the deadline (Feb. 25) by which teams must apply the franchise tag to prevent potential unrestricted free agents from hitting the market.

There are six players who stand the best chance of being franchised right now. Four of them are defensive tackles — Vince Wilfork (New England), Casey Hampton (Pittsburgh), Aubrayo Franklin (San Francisco) and Ryan Pickett (Green Bay) — as well as safety Darren Sharper (New Orleans) and end Richard Seymour (Oakland). Notice not one of them is on the offensive side of the ball –this is a particularly bereft free-agent class at the “skill” positions.

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