The franchise tag deadline has come and gone. Here’s who was tagged this off-season:
Saints TE Jimmy Graham
Panthers DE Greg Hardy
Jets K Nick Folk
Redskins LB Brian Orakpo
Browns C Alex Mack (transition tag)
Steelers LB Jason Worilds (transition tag)
Basically, what the transition tag means is the player can still sign an offer sheet with another team, but the team that tagged them is allowed to match that offer.
It’s official. The Skins have placed the franchise tag on LB Brian Orakpo, meaning he’ll make $11.455 million in 2014. A long-term contract is in Orakpo’s future.