Posts Tagged ‘franchise tag’

Sean Gilbert, one of the earliest fighters against the franchise tag, still hates it

You read earlier today about former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sean Gilbert and his strong feelings about the situation surrounding Saints QB Drew Brees. As the last player to sit out an entire year in protest of the franchise tag, Gilbert has more than earned his bona fides on this topic. It’s been 15 years since Gilbert battled the franchise tag, sat out a year, then proved it was worth it. And he still hasn’t warmed up to the concept of the tag, which was, once again, part of the newest collective bargaining agreement. No, his serious opinions weren’t only for Brees. Want to hear Gilbert’s thoughts on the franchise tag? On his dealings with the franchise tag: “I wasn’t […]

Why Patriots WR Wes Welker played the only hand he could in signing his franchise tag

Patriots WR Wes Welker officially signed the franchise tender Tuesday, calling it a “leap of faith.” I’ll call it something else — his best option.

Chargers will not apply franchise tag to WR Jackson

The San Diego Chargers have decided not to apply the franchise tag to receiver Vincent Jackson, a source with knowledge of the situation said Monday.

Cowboys use franchise tag on LB Spencer

The Dallas Cowboys have used their franchise tag on LB ​Anthony Spencer​, according to a team source.

Lions apply franchise tag to DE Avril

The Detroit Lions have applied the franchise tag to defensive end Cliff Avril, according to a league source.

Jaguars apply franchise tag to Scobee

The Jaguars applied the franchise tag to kicker Josh Scobee on Monday, according to his agent, Ken Harris.

Browns will apply franchise tag to kicker Dawson

The Cleveland Browns will apply the franchise tag to kicker Phil Dawson, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Redskins use franchise tag on TE Davis

The Redskins have franchised TE Fred Davis, a league source said Friday.

Saints likely to franchise Brees; QB frustrated

Frustration has built with Saints QB Drew Brees, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, and the team will use its franchise tag on him, short of a rapidly developing long-term deal.

Report: Patriots DT Wilfork receives franchise tag

The Patriots have used their franchise tag on veteran DT Vince Wilfork, Comcast Sports New England reported Monday, meaning he will be paid $7.003 million next season to stay with the team.

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. Who will get tagged?

Wyche: Saints likely will use franchise tag on Sharper senior writer Steve Wyche believes the Saints will apply the franchise tag to unrestricted free-agent FS Darren Sharper.

Texans no-show Robinson trying to stay in shape

Houston’s talented young cornerback, Dunta Robinson, is trying to simulate training-camp conditions while he sits on his franchise tag.

Robinson wants to avoid Texans’ franchise tag

Houston Texans CB Dunta Robinson is not in training camp, and has yet to sign a contract. Robinson told The Houston Chronicle during a phone interview he’s likely to join the team during the first week of the regular season, but would report immediately if the team promised not to place its franchise tag on him for the second consecutive season.

Robinson not planning to sign, report to Texans camp

Former first-round draft pick Dunta Robinson has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender from the Texans and could miss the start of training camp, according to a source.

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