David Harris gets the franchise tag, too

As expected, the Jets have placed the franchise tag on linebacker David Harris, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Harris, the only member of last year’s “Core Four” who did not get a long-term deal, will now receive a one-year tender equal to the average of the five highest-paid linebackers from the 2010 season.

The union believes that no franchise tags may be used in the final year of the current labor deal.  It remains to be seen whether the NFLPA officially fights the use of the franchise tag, especially since the ongoing availability of the franchise tag currently is not an issue in the ongoing (sort of) labor discussions.

8 responses to “David Harris gets the franchise tag, too

  1. with all of these franchise tags all at once, you have to think something is up with the CBA!
    is it possible both sides have come to their senses? wishfull thinking!

  2. Harris is one of the most underrated players on the jets. Neverming one of the most underrated mlb’s in the whole league. Hope the jets are able to lock him up long term..

  3. The Jets use of the franchise tag on Harris may be bit premature and stupid on the Tannenbaum’s part. If the owners go with an impasse its likely that 4th and 5th year players can be RFA’s and using the RFA on Harris will be much much cheaper than the $9 million for a franchise tag. Not to mention $9 million for an inside linebacker is an outrageous amount unless he is Ray Lewis in his prime.

  4. @Zinn22

    I’ve learned to trust Tanny, he’s hardly ever screwed the Jets over in anyway. The only real blemish on his name is Vernon Gholston. When Tanny does something, there’s usually a good reason, and it usually works out in the Jets favor.

    9M is definitely too much for an ILB, but David Harris is HUGE for the Jets. He’s like 25% of the reason the Jets D is so effective against the run.

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