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Franchise Tags Finalized

Posted by nickwagoner on March 6, 2012 – 4:30 PM

- The NFL announced on Monday the teams that opted to use their franchise tags this year. With prices on tenders lower than ever, more teams than ever opted to use the tag. A whopping 21 teams designated a franchise player, essentially taking those players off the market.

- Here’s a look at those teams and players:

 

2012 FRANCHISE PLAYERS

 

Club

Player

Position

Arizona Campbell, Calais

DE

Atlanta Grimes, Brent

CB

Baltimore Rice, Ray

RB

Chicago Forté, Matt

RB

Cincinnati Nugent, Mike

K

Cleveland Dawson, Phil

K

Dallas Spencer, Anthony

LB

Denver Prater, Matt

K

Detroit Avril, Cliff

DE

Indianapolis Mathis, Robert

DE

Jacksonville Scobee, Josh

K

Kansas City Bowe, Dwayne

WR

New England Welker, Wes

WR

New Orleans Brees, Drew**

QB

New York Giants Weatherford, Steve

P

Oakland Branch, Tyvon

S

Philadelphia Jackson, DeSean

WR

San Francisco Goldson, Dashon

S

Tampa Bay Barth, Connor

K

Tennessee Griffin, Michael

S

Washington Davis, Fred

TE

 **Signifies “exclusive” franchise player – players that cannot even sign offer sheets with other teams.

- Clearly, teams were not afraid to use the tag this year and this list will limit some of the available talent on the market but there are still some top notch players set to hit the market on March 13.

- A few names to keep an eye on when free agency opens: New Orleans WR Marques Colston, San Diego WR Vincent Jackson, Kansas City CB Brandon Carr, Tennessee CB Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee DT Jason Jones, New Orleans G Carl Nicks and Houston DE Mario Williams.

- The Rams opted not to use the tag on anyone this year. That should come as no surprise.

- Teams can still sign their own free agents between now and March 13.


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