Franchise Tag Candidates
Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com takes a look at some free agents that could be candidates to receive franchise tags from their respective teams next year, including:
- Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell
- Patriots TE Martellus Bennett
- Chiefs S Eric Berry
- Browns LB Jamie Collins
- Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower
- Cardinals DE Chandler Jones
- Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul
- Panthers DT Kawann Short
- The Bears officially ruled out wide receivers Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson for Sunday’s game gainst the Packers.
- The Broncos officially ruled out LB Brandon Marshall for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
- The Jets officially ruled out CB Buster Skrine, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, DT Steve McClendon, and LB Mike Catapano for Saturday’s game against the Dolphins.
- The Jets also have RB Matt Forte listed as questionable.
- The Vikings officially ruled out OL Brandon Fusco, CB Trae Waynes, S Harrison Smith and WR Laquon Treadwell for Sunday’s game against the Colts. (Chris Tomasson)
- The Vikings also have OL Joe Berger, RB Matt Asiata and CB Mackensie Alexander listed as questionable. (Matt Vensel)