SI Staff
Tuesday July 14th, 2015

The deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term deal with their teams is quickly approaching (July 15 at 4 p.m. ET), and several stars, including CowboysDez Bryant, BroncosDemaryius Thomas and Chiefs' Justin Houston, are still standing pat for multi-year contracts. Each of these players are all crucial members of their respective teams, and the franchises will be hurting if they hold out through the season's start. Dez Bryant has already threatened to sit out training camp and regular-season games without a long-term deal.

On this episode of the Audibles Podcast, SI.com's Chris Burke, Doug Farrar and John DePetro discuss the current situations of these players, whether or not they think each player will start in Week 1 and more. 

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