Thursday marks the first day that NFL teams can begin using the franchise or transition tag on players that are set to hit the free agent market.
Most believe that New England NT Vince Wilfork will be tagged with Pittsburgh NT Casey Hampton possibly getting a tag of some kind as well. For DTs the amount is just a shade over $7M, so it makes sense for the Patriots and Steelers knowing how hard it is to find two gap DTs for a 3-4 system.
It’s not anticipated that the Bills will make use of the franchise or transition tag on any of their prospective free agents. The deadline for clubs to use the franchise or transition tags is Feb. 25.
Tags: Casey Hampton, Julius Peppers, NFL free agency, Vince Wilfork
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