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NFL Franchise Tag 2014: Deadline Tracker (UPDATED)

The NFL Franchise Tag deadline is this afternoon which means that all teams must either decide to tag a player with the franchise tag or decide to pass on doing so — assuming they haven’t already decided to tag a player. Some teams have gone ahead and tagged an impending free agent, which means that they will keep him for another year.

Other teams have just hours to decide if they want to apply the tag or not, and some teams may value doing so more than others.

Here’s a look at all 32 NFL teams and what hey’ve decided to do so far with their franchise tag.

*Blank unless franchise tag was used*

49ers — Did not use franchise tag
Bears
– Did not use franchise tag
Bengals  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Bills  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Broncos – 
Did not use franchise tag
Browns – Alex Mack/Center (Transition Tag)
Buccaneers – 
Did not use franchise tag
Cardinals – 
Did not use franchise tag
Chargers – 
Did not use franchise tag
Chiefs – 
Did not use franchise tag
Colts – 
Did not use franchise tag
Cowboys  –
 Did not use franchise tag
Dolphins  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Eagles  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Falcons  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Giants  –
 Did not use franchise tag
Jaguars  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Jets — Nick Folk/Kicker
Lions  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Packers  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Panthers — Greg Hardy/Defensive End
Patriots  –
 Did not use franchise tag
Raiders  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Rams  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Ravens  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Redskins — Brian Orakpo/Defensive End
Saints — Jimmy Graham/Tight End
Seahawks  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Steelers  – Jason Worilds/Defensive End (Transition Tag)
Texans  – 
Did not use franchise tag
Titans — Not expected to use tag
Vikings  – 
Did not use franchise tag

What franchise tagging a player means is that a team is forcing that player to take a one-year salary and play out a one-year contract with them.The perk for the player is that the price of the tag is set higher than they might get on the open market, but the downside is that they’re playing on a single year deal.

The deadline to decide on what to do with the franchise tag is 4pm ET on Monday.

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