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  1. Saints worried about Graham appeal?

    Tom Carpenter

    The New Orleans Saints may have come out on top of the initial arbitrator ruling that resulted in Jimmy Graham being dubbed a tight end -- not a wide receiver -- for purposes of the franchise tag. However, they reportedly didn't care for the reasonin...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. What's next for 'TE' Graham, Saints?

    Tom Carpenter

    Just because an arbitrator ruled that Jimmy Graham is a tight end -- not a wide receiver -- when it comes to the franchise tag, it doesn't mean that his contract situation has been finalized. Although he could play out the season under the franchise ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Should there be a hybrid franchise tag?

    Tom Carpenter

    There is a seemingly inevitable battle that will take place later this month if the New Orleans Saints and Jimmy Graham don't come to an agreement on a long-term contract by April 22. At that point, Graham is expected to file a grievance, claiming th...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Deadline for Graham-Saints deal?

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't heard much about Jimmy Graham's contract situation with the New Orleans Saints since they slapped the franchise tag on him late last month. However, it appears that we may see a push towards a deal within the next month. "The next real ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. 2014 NFL Free Agency - Team fits for best available offensive tac...

    Field Yates

    Field Yates identifies the top offensive tackles on the 2014 free-agent market and outlines potential team fits for each. Plus, a look at three teams that would be wise to wait until the draft to upgrade at offensive tackle.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  6. Who is courting Verner?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since Alterraun Verner avoided the franchise tag from the Tennessee Titans, he surely will have a robust group of teams interested in signing him as a free agent when the market opens up on Tuesday. With the legal tampering period opened up, he alrea...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  7. Redskins want Talib?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since the New England Patriots decided against slapping the franchise tag on cornerback Aqib Talib, he's going to test the market and may well be priced out of their range. One team that appears ready to make a move on Talib is the Washington Redskin...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  8. Will Saffold test FA market?

    Tom Carpenter

    Once the St. Louis Rams decided against slapping the franchise tag on free-agent offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, all signs pointed to him testing the free-agent waters. Although the Rams and Saffold have continued talks, one of his agents said that...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. McShay Mock 3.0: Panthers

    Matt Williamson

    Todd McShay's third 2014 NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. There might not be a team that is in store for a rougher offseason than the Panthers. After placing the franchise tag on Greg Hardy, Carolina has plenty of salary cap i...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  10. Lions to let Pettigrew test market?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have only about $11 million left in salary-cap space, so it's no surprise that they opted against using the franchise tag on Brandon Pettigrew. They still are interested in keep him, though, but only for the right price. "The Det...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  11. Can Falcons afford to sign Byrd?

    Tom Carpenter

    Like many teams, the Atlanta Falcons should be interested in signing free-agent safety Jairus Byrd, since the Buffalo Bills opted against using their franchise tag on him. The Falcons are expected to have somewhere in the vicinity of $18 million in c...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. Franchise tag certainty for Byrd?

    Nic Reiner

    It's not the most groundbreaking of news but it's now clear the Buffalo Bills will use the franchise tag on elite safety Jairus Byrd, if necessary. "The #Bills still want to do a deal with S Jairus Byrd. If not, I'm told they plan to franchise tag...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  13. Why Titans likely won't keep Verner

    Tom Carpenter

    Although Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said that the team will "leave all our options open" when it comes to using the franchise tag on Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner this offseason, it appears unlikely that he will be tagged,...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  14. No franchise tag for Verner?

    Nic Reiner

    Not every team will be using the franchise tag this offseason. The Tennessee Titans have a couple options and it would seem like Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner would be the most likely candidate to be franchised for 2014. There are signs, thoug...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  15. Bengals to withhold franchise tag?

    Nic Reiner

    Free agency begins soon and, like all teams, the Cincinnati Bengals have some work to do. Their two top offseason targets, defensive end Michael Johnson and left tackle Anthony Collins, are the lone starters not under contract. Johnson was franchise ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  16. NFL - Which players should be franchised?

    Khaled Elsayed

    Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus identifies players on whom NFL teams should -- or shouldn't -- use the franchise tag.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014