The 2012 franchise tags

[Editor’s note:  Here’s a comprehensive list of the players who have received the franchise tag for 2012, and whether the franchise tender has been accepted.]

Raiders:  Safety Tyvon Branch.  (Not signed yet.)

Eagles:  Receiver DeSean Jackson.  (Not signed yet.)

Falcons:  Cornerback Brent Grimes.  (Not signed yet.)

Redskins: Tight end Fred Davis. (Not signed yet.)

Ravens: Running back Ray Rice. (Not signed yet.)

49ers: Safety Dashon Goldson. (Not signed yet.)

Bears:  Running back Matt Forte.  (Not signed yet.)

Cardinals:  Defensive end Calais Campbell.  (Not signed yet.)

Bengals:  Kicker Mike Nugent.  (Not signed yet.)

Browns:  Kicker Phil Dawson.  (Not signed yet.)

Saints:  Quarterback Drew Brees.  (Not signed yet.)

Lions:  Defensive end Cliff Avril.  (Not signed yet.)

Jaguars:  Kicker Josh Scobee.  (Not signed yet.)

Broncos:  Kicker Matt Prater.  (Not signed yet.)

Titans:  Safety Michael Griffin.  (Not signed yet.)

Patriots:  Receiver Wes Welker.  (Not signed yet.)

Cowboys:  Linebacker Anthony Spencer.  (Not signed yet.)

Buccaneers:  Kicker Connor Barth.  (Not signed yet.)

Giants:  Punter Steve Weatherford.  (Not signed yet.)

Chiefs:  Receiver Dwayne Bowe.  (Not signed yet.)

Colts:  Defensive end Robert Mathis.  (Not signed yet.)

7 responses to “The 2012 franchise tags

  1. So how does this thing work exactly. They’re supposed to get the average of the top 5 at their positions in the league, correct? But there are 3 DE’s and 5 kickers that have been tagged. I’m assuming not all of these 3 K’s and 5 DE’s are already in the top 5 at their respective positions as many top 5 guys aren’t even free agents this year. So now you end up with more than 5 guys making top 5 money for their positions? The rising tide raises all ships, I guess.

  2. Oops! I reversed the numbers for K’s and DE’s at one point… But you get my drift (I hope).

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