As the second day of the franchise-tag fortnight comes to a conclusion, no tags have been applied.
And more than a few teams reportedly are inclined to keep it that way.
The latest no-tag team is the Falcons. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Falcons aren’t expected to use the franchise tag on any of the team’s upcoming free agents.
This means that cornerback Brent Grimes, tagged in 2012, will hit the market. As will tackle Sam Baker and safety William Moore (pictured).
That said, the Falcons retain exclusive negotiating rights as to all of their free agents until March 9, at which time a three-day legal tampering window opens.
Of course, plenty of illegal tampering has been and will be happening.