With the bottom of the defensive end market falling well short of expectations, agents are in take-what-you-can-get mode.
That applies to guys who were franchised already, too.
The agent for Bengals franchise player Michael Johnson just tweeted that Johnson would sign his tender today.
That guarantees Johnson his one-year deal worth $11.175 million, which is more than twice what Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett got on his new deal with the Seahawks.
Every other player who was tagged would be wise to follow suit.