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NFL Franchise Tag Tracker: Who's Been Tagged?


If you just got done reading our explanation of the NFL franchise tag for dummies (and you haven’t then go read it), you already have a pretty good idea of how the tag works. Learning all that mumbo-jumbo is like working out really hard then treating yourself with a giant Dairy Queen ice cream cake. The explanation of how complicated the franchise tag is was the hard work out, finding out who’s been tagged and who still has their tag is the ice cream cake.

Let us feast:

First off, Joe Flacco and Ryan Clady are viewed as virtual certainties when it comes to who’s getting tagged, as barring a long term deal before Sunday the Ravens and Broncos would be crazy to allow either of those players to hit the open market without at least a non-exclusive tag. Similar sentiment has been shared by the Chicago Bears regarding Harry Melton but beyond that it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be tagged and who won’t be.

Melton may end up being the only player in the NFC tagged, but there is talk of the Packers using it as well as the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. But if tagging happens, the bulk of whatever action that goes down will be on the AFC side of things Tennessee (Jared Cook), Miami (Ryan Starks), New England (Sebastian Vollmer) and Houston (Glover Quinn) could all tag players before Monday’s deadline.

TEAM

FRANCHISE TAG

Bears

 Henry Melton, DT

Bengals

Michael Johnson, DE 

Bills

Jairus Byrd, S

Broncos

 Ryan Clady,OT

Browns

Buccaneers

Cardinals

Chargers

Chiefs

Colts

 Pat McAfee, P

Cowboys

Dolphins

Eagles

Falcons

49ers

Giants

Jaguars

Jets

Lions

Packers

Panthers

Patriots

Raiders

Rams

Ravens

Redskins

Saints

Seahawks

Steelers

Texans

Titans

Vikings

 

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