Tuesday March 1st, 2016

The deadline for teams to place on franchise tag on players has officially passed. Players who are given a franchise tag, which was introduced in 1993, cannot enter free agency and must stay with their current team for one season. Each team gets one franchise tag per off-season.

Below is a list of which players have been given a franchise tag.

Baltimore Ravens

Kicker - Justin Tucker

Tucker has been with the Ravens for all four years of his NFL career. He made all 29 extra points and connected on 33 of 40 field goal attempts in 2015.

Buffalo Bills

Offensive tackle - Cordy Glenn

Glenn was the 41st overall selection in 2012 by the Bills and has started 61 games in his career, including every game of the past three seasons.

Carolina Panthers

Cornerback - Josh Norman

Norman earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his career in 2015 after logging 48 tackles with four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, in 16 starts for the Panthers.

Chicago Bears

Wide receiver - Alshon Jeffery

Last season, Jeffery played in only nine games due to multiple injuries, catching 54 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns. Over the previous two years, he played in every regular season game and recorded more than 80 receptions for two straight seasons.

Denver Broncos

Linebacker - Von Miller (exclusive)

Miller, the Super Bowl MVP, recorded 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles during the Super Bowl, and made 35 combined tackles with 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries last season.

Kansas City Chiefs

Safety - Eric Berry

Berry was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2015 and named first team All-Pro after returning from Hodgkin’s lymphoma fully health.

Los Angeles Rams

Cornerback - Trumain Johnson

The 26-year-old cornerback recorded 58 tackles and seven interceptions in 2015.

Miami Dolphins

Defensive end - Olivier Vernon (transitional tag)

In 2015, Vernon led the Dolphins with 7 1/2 sacks and 36 quarterback hits.

New York Jets

Defensive end - Muhammad Wilkerson

Wilkerson tallied 64 tackles and 12 sacks, while also forcing two fumbles in 2015.

Washington Redskins

Quarterback - Kirk Cousins (non-exclusive)

Cousins is coming off his first full season as a starter after supplanting Robert Griffin III at quarterback. He finished the season red-hot, throwing 23 touchdowns and three interceptions in the final 10 games after tossing six touchdowns and eight picks in the first six.

 

 

 

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