Report: David Harris expected to get franchise tag

Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards may have bigger names, but linebacker David Harris is the bigger offseason priority for the Jets.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Jets plan to use its franchise tag on Harris, rather than the receivers.

The news doesn’t come as a surprise: We passed along a report that Harris and cornerback Antonio Cromartie will take precedence over the wideouts.

Since the Jets have said they don’t plan to re-sign anyone before March, Harris will get the tag.   It’s possible they could work out a long-term deal with Harris after a new collective bargaining agreement is signed, but the opportunity to use the tag will likely be gone.

Of course, we’re just guessing with most free agency rules in this strange years.  The teams are guessing too.