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  1. Franchise tag figures released

    Jamison Hensley

    Three of the four AFC North teams used franchise tags on players, but they didn't know how much it would actually cost until the official figures were released yesterday. Ravens running back Ray Rice will receive $7.742 million under the franchise...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  2. AFC North game plan for the week

    Jamison Hensley

    All of the franchise tags have been handed out in the AFC North, and the Steelers and the Ravens have made their cuts to free up salary-cap room. We have a week before free agency begins, which opens up a small window for this division blogger to squ...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  3. Why it's strange Pitta supports Graham

    Jamison Hensley

    Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta made a compelling argument Wednesday on why the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham shouldn't be penalized for being given the franchise tag for a tight end rather than a wide receiver. "He gets labeled as a ti...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Ravens wisely don't use tag on Monroe

    Jamison Hensley

    The deadline to use the franchise tag passed Monday at 4 p.m. ET, and the Baltimore Ravens didn't put one on offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. It was a wise move. The Ravens certainly need a left tackle, and Monroe proved to be a quality blocker on ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Wake-up caw: Should Ravens tag Monroe?

    Jamison Hensley

    By signing tight end Dennis Pitta, the Baltimore Ravens can use the franchise tag on offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. But should they do it? The Ravens have until 4 p.m. Monday to make a decision. Monroe is expected to draw interest from other team...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. Dennis Pitta agrees to contract with Baltimore Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens reached a five-year deal worth $32 million with tight end Dennis Pitta, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  7. Baltimore Ravens' chat at 2 p.m.

    Jamison Hensley

    The offseason is about to get cranked up for the Baltimore Ravens and the rest of the NFL. The deadline to use the franchise tag is next week. Free agency begins the week after that. Along the way, there will be salary-cap cuts. If you have any qu...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  8. Should Pitta get paid like a TE or WR?

    Jamison Hensley

    I don't think there is any doubt that the Baltimore Ravens will use the franchise tag on Dennis Pitta if they can't reach a deal in six days. The only question is how much Pitta should get paid under the tag. Just like Jimmy Graham in New Orleans,...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  9. Franchise/transition tags: Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens have used the franchise tag seven times in their 18-year history. If the Ravens tag someone this offseason -- and the window to do so begins Monday -- it'll be tight end Dennis Pitta. The Ravens finished 29th in offense last s...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  10. Deadline for Bengals, Johnson approaching

    Jamison Hensley

    The Cincinnati Bengals and defensive end Michael Johnson have two weeks to reach a deal or the defensive end will play this season under the $11.175 million franchise tag. The NFL deadline for teams to reach deals this year with their franchise playe...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  11. Bengals' most efficient edge rusher

    Jamison Hensley

    Michael Johnson led the Cincinnati Bengals' defensive ends in sacks last season with 11.5 sacks. He tops the Bengals in salary with the $11.175 million franchise tag. But Johnson doesn't rank as the most efficient edge rusher for the Bengals. That...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  12. Free agency tracker: Cincinnati Bengals

    Jamison Hensley

    This week, the AFC North blog will be taking a look at what each team has done now that the first wave of NFL free agency is over. CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed (14 players): DE Michael Johnson (franchise tag), LB Rey Maualuga, DE Robert Geathers, ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  13. Bengals try for new streak with Johnson

    Jamison Hensley

    The Cincinnati Bengals announced that defensive end Michael Johnson signed his $11.175 million franchise tag tender, which guarantees his salary for 2013 as well as his participation in the team's offseason workouts and training camp. If Johnson h...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  14. Plenty of options at right tackle for Bengals

    Jamison Hensley

    Maybe one reason the Cincinnati Bengals didn't place the franchise tag on Andre Smith is because of all the options available at right tackle this offseason. Even though Smith is considered the top right tackle available, the Bengals may see better v...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  15. Wake-up: Cornerback rejoining Steelers

    Jamison Hensley

    Happy tag day to everyone. There shouldn't be much drama concerning the franchise tag today (the deadline to apply it) because the Bengals already used it on defensive end Michael Johnson and the Ravens only planned on putting it on quarterback Joe F...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  16. Bengals put the tag on Michael Johnson

    Jamison Hensley

    The Cincinnati Bengals announced they have put the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson and not offensive tackle Andre Smith, a tough decision that is a mild surprise but makes sense in many ways. While there was speculation that Smith w...

    Blog | March 01, 2013