Keeping up with franchise tag players’ contract negotiations as the deadline nears.
Friday at 4 p.m. ET marked the deadline for teams to agree to extensions with their franchise-tagged players, and the biggest name in the group made his new deal official with about two hours to spare. Super Bowl MVP Von Miller signed a six-year mega-deal to stay with the Broncos, the latest big-money extension handed out to one of the league’s elite pass rushers. The Ravens also locked up kicker Justin Tucker right before the deadline, keeping one of the game’s steadiest kickers in house with a four-year deal. Below, a recap of how the franchise tag process ended up for this year’s 10 tagged players.
Bears: Alshon Jeffery, WR: Did not agree to a new contract.
Bills: Cordy Glenn, OT: Agreed to a five-year, $65 million extension in May.
Broncos: Von Miller, LB: Miller agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million contract with $70 million guaranteed by March 2018. Miller had insisted he would not play next season under the franchise tag if the Broncos did not sign him to a long-term extension.
Chiefs: Eric Berry, S: Did not agree to a new contract. NFL Network’s Rand Getlin reported earlier that the sides had not spoken at all on Friday.
Dolphins: Olivier Vernon, DE: Team used, then rescinded transition tag. Vernon signed with the Giants.
Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE: Agreed to a long-term contract, the Jets announced.
Panthers: Josh Norman, CB: Norman was tagged, then renounced and signed with the Redskins.
Rams: Trumaine Johnson, CB: Did not agree to a new contract.
Ravens: Justin Tucker, K: Tucker reached a four-year, $16.8 million ($10.8 million guaranteed) deal with Baltimore, Schefter reports. Schefter reported Thursday that Tucker was “so frustrated” with his contract negotiations that he was vowing not to re-sign at the end of the season if they didn’t get a deal done.
Redskins: Kirk Cousins, QB: Did not agree to a new contract. NFL.com reports the Redskins offered Cousins $16 million annually and $24 million guaranteed and have not budged from that initial offer. Cousins will make $20 million guaranteed playing under the franchise tag next season.