Dec 23, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; The NFL Logo on the goal posts during the game between the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 55-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Players Who Received 2013 NFL Franchise Tag


The 2013 NFL Franchise Tag deadline has come and passed without much attention. Only eight teams decided to use the tag this offseason after a whopping 21 chose to use the tag in 2012. Who were the players that were hit with the big money long-term deal for next season.

Here is a list of players that currently have been designated as their team’s franchise player:

TEAM

FRANCHISE TAG

Bears

 Henry Melton, DT

Bengals

Michael Johnson, DE 

Bills

Jairus Byrd, S

Broncos

 Ryan Clady,OT

Chiefs

 Branden Albert, OT

Colts

 Pat McAfee, P

Cowboys

 Anthony Spencer, OLB

Dolphins

 Randy Starks, DT

 It wasn’t nearly as active as the years past and a lot of the tags could be used as a transition period to buy the team more time to renegotiations. The most likely two players to receive long-term contract are Anthony Spencer and Randy Starks.

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