The window has opened for every team to apply the franchise tag. The Eagles don’t need the window to open, because they reportedly don’t intend to use it.
Or because they plan to fly into it. Again.
Either way, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Eagles won’t apply the tag to anyone.
It’s not a surprise, as pointed out in last night’s team-by-team look at the tag (yes, I’ll be promoting the hell out of that 2,500-word manifesto over the next few days), only cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie merits consideration in a fairly small class of Eagles players whose contracts are expiring.
But he’s not nearly at the level that would justify tying up eight figures in cap space, and so the Eagles will let him hit the market. Along with the rest of their free agents. Along with a few guys who currently have contracts, especially if they won’t take reduced deals.