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  1. No franchise tags in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're past the deadline for franchise tags and the NFC South has collectively passed. A year after a record 21 teams used the tag, only eight teams opted to use it this year and none were from the NFC South. There was a thought that Tampa Bay m...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  2. Refresher course on NFL franchise tags

    Pat Yasinskas

    Monday afternoon was the deadline for teams to designate players for the use of franchise tags. We already know Drew Brees was tagged by the New Orleans Saints, Brent Grimes by the Atlanta Falcons and Connor Barth by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  3. NFC South programming notes

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've got the deadline for franchise tags to be used coming up next week and the start of free agency soon after that. Busy times are ahead in the NFC South and the whole NFL. That's why I'm going to grab a little time off before we fully get into...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  4. Franchise tag for Saints, Falcons?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Starting Monday, teams can begin using franchise tags. They can use that tactic to protect a potential free agent any time between then and the March 5 deadline. This could come into play for two NFC South teams -- the Saints and Falcons. I'm not ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  5. Primer on franchise players

    Pat Yasinskas

    With optimism rising on the labor front, the fine folks at ESPN Stats & Information have sent out a free-agency primer to help us prepare for whenever the league year starts. I'll be sharing bits and pieces of that with you over the coming day...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. More franchise tags on the way?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers went ahead and used the franchise tag on center Ryan Kalil. As Thursday's deadline for using the tag approaches, it looks more and more like the Panthers will be the only NFC South team using this tactic. It's been widely rep...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  7. Exploring the uncertainty of franchise tags

    Pat Yasinskas

    As with just about everything else in the NFL, there is huge uncertainty when it comes to the use of franchise tags. Get ready to start hearing a lot more about this. According to the league and its teams, franchise tags can be assigned starting T...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  8. No franchise tags in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's looking more and more like the NFC South will be a division without a franchise player. Thursday is the franchise tag deadline no NFC South team has used one yet. Mike Triplett reports New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis confirmed the S...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Bucs have options with Josh Freeman

    Pat Yasinskas

    A lot of people are going on the assumption that this is a make-or-break year for Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman. I don't disagree with that premise. Freeman is headed into the final year of his rookie contract and this year very well could de...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. Could Brent Grimes get long-term deal?

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has been drawing most of the attention as Monday's deadline for franchise players to get long-term deals approaches. But there's one other NFC South player carrying the franchise tag that's worth keeping an eye o...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  12. Report: Brees holdout possible

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're less than a week away from the deadline for franchise quarterback Drew Brees to sign a long-term deal and, as you might expect, the innuendo is heating up. Chris Mortensen reports that sources said Brees has no plans to sign his $16 million ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  13. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's been a pretty quiet Monday around the NFC South, especially in Carolina, where there are no current Panthers' headlines to choose from. But, hey, Carolina general manager Marty Hurney will be the first to tell you that you generally don't want y...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  14. Drew Brees situation has 2013 challenges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in March, I wrote this column about how a potential long-term contract for quarterback Drew Brees could gut the New Orleans Saints. The premise was simple. If the Saints gave Brees big money, they might not be able to keep all the players the...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  15. Crunch time for Drew Brees, Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Training camps don't start for a couple more weeks and all but two NFC South rookies are signed (Tampa Bay's Mark Barron and New Orleans' Nick Toon are not), but I've got a strong hunch this could be one of the busiest weeks of the offseason in the d...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  16. Good perspective on Drew Brees situation

    Pat Yasinskas

    There were a few reports last week the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were close to finalizing a long-term contract. To date, there's been no announcement of a deal, so it appears those reports were premature. I've said before that ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012