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  1. 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
  2. Brian Orakpo signs franchise tender

    John Keim

    Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo ended the suspense. He signed his one-year franchise tag tender Thursday morning. Orakpo, coming off a 10-sack season, will receive $11.45 million this season. Whether or not he receives a long-term deal...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Payton: Antiquated system in TE/WR debate

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton seemed to agree with the notion that Jimmy Graham shouldn't be labeled strictly as a tight end. The Saints officially placed the franchise tag on Graham as a tight end earlier this month. But when asked Wednesd...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
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  5. Washington Redskins in no rush to extend Brian Orakpo

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins debated a while whether or not to use the franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo. Now, if he lands a long-term deal from Washington, there's a chance he'll have to earn it with his performance this season.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  6. Orakpo, RG III highlight Gruden's presser

    John Keim

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Some highlights from Jay Gruden's hour-long press gathering at the owners meetings: 1. He's OK if linebacker Brian Orakpo plays out the season on the franchise tag. Sounds like he and the organization wants to see if his productio...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. Sean Payton sure New Orleans Saints, Jimmy Graham will reach deal...

    James Walker

    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting that it's a matter of time before the team reaches a long-term contract extension with Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Jimmy Graham of New Orleans Saints is 'a hybrid,' Drew Brees says...

    Drew Brees weighed in again on whether Jimmy Graham is a tight end or a wide receiver -- a topic that has become one of the New Orleans Saints' biggest offseason issues.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2014
  10. Miami Dolphins re-sign defensive tackle Randy Starks

    The Miami Dolphins have re-signed defensive tackle Randy Starks to a two-year, $12 million deal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
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  12. New York Jets re-sign kicker Nick Folk to multiyear contract

    Rich Cimini

    New York Jets kicker Nick Folk got his wish -- a long-term contract.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Top free-agent roundup: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The top two free agents (Jimmy Graham and Greg Hardy) in the NFC South have been hit with the franchise tag. But plenty of division talent is on the market -- and that doesn't even include Darren Sproles, who will be either traded or released by the ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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