After the Raiders tagged S Tyvon Branch, the Falcons followed up with a tag of CB Brent Grimes, and there are a couple of other NFL clubs prepared to do the same in short order.
Here’s a list of other prospective free agents that could be tagged if their current clubs can’t reach a long term contract agreement prior to Monday’s tag deadline.
S Dashon Goldson – 49ers
CB Cortland Finnegan – Titans
QB Drew Brees – Saints
RB Ray Rice – Ravens
RB Marshawn Lynch – Seahawks
DE Calais Campbell – Cardinals
WR Wes Welker – Patriots
RB Matt Forte – Bears
Bills Assistant GM Doug Whaley said last week that they have not ruled out using the franchise tag themselves if they’re unable to reach a long term agreement with Stevie Johnson.
“We’re in contact with his representatives and we’re trying very hard to get him back in the fold and get a deal done with him,” said Whaley.
Tags: Doug Whaley, franchise tag, NFL free agency, Stevie Johnson
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