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NFL sets record with 14 franchised players

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    If it felt like franchise tags were flying at an unprecedented pace, it’s because they were. In the 17 years of free agency, the most players ever to be franchised in one off-season were 11, which happened in 2005 and 2008. But this year, a whopping 14 teams used their franchise tag — and the number might have been higher if some last-minute, long-term deals weren’t worked out.

    Here’s the fine 14:

    S Oshiomogho Atogwe — Rams

    WR Antonio Bryant — Buccaneers

    QB Matt Cassel – Patriots

    LB Karlos Dansby — Cardinals

    K Shayne Graham — Bengals

    LB Leroy Hill — Seahawks

    RB Brandon Jacobs — Giants

    P Michael Koenen — Falcons

    DE Julius Peppers — Panthers

    CB Dunta Robinson — Texans

    TE Bo Scaife – Titans

    RB Darren Sproles — Chargers

    T Max Starks — Steelers

    LB Terrell Suggs — Ravens
     
  2. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Max Starks getting the tag is fuggin' ridiculous. But I guess you can do that following a Superbowl Title.

    And that Atlanta punter doesn't get the tag if not for Mike Scifre's incredible display during the playoffs.
     
  3. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    Whoa! Some of those guys are not even guaranteed starters next year (Cassel, Sproles).
    Makes me wonder what most of the NFL thinks of the franchise tag...
     
  4. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    "When in doubt... USE IT"
     
  5. BoltzRule

    BoltzRule Well-Known Member

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    Patriots will look into trading Cassel and at worst he provides insurance at a key position where their starter is recovering from a very serious knee injury.

    As far as Sproles goes, he had a huge impact in our offense, really he's 3 players wrapped in one, and man can he be a lethal weapon. Even when teams know it'll be a screen they still can't stop him.
     

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