The Buccaneers used the franchise tag on Chris Godwin this offseason, keeping one of the league’s best receiving corps intact for 2021. Both sides would love a long-term deal for the receiver.
But with the deadline looming to complete a deal, there is “nothing imminent on that front,” Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.
Godwin is one of seven franchise-tagged players who haven’t signed a long-term deal and have until July 15 to get a multi-year contract done. Otherwise, they will play 2021 on the one-year tender.
Safety Marcus Maye, safety Marcus Williams, guard Brandon Scherff, offensive tackle Taylor Moton, receiver Allen Robinson and offensive tackle Cam Robinson are the others currently slated to play on the tag.
Godwin is scheduled to make $15.983 million on the franchise tag.
He had 65 catches for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 regular-season games last year. He added 16 catches for 232 yards and a score in the postseason.