2012 Free Agency: Franchise Tags

The NFL franchise tag deadline is tomorrow, meaning teams have the rest of today to complete any long term deals they can to prevent players from hitting free agency. If those deals can't get done, each team can place a franchise tag on one player, paying them the average of the top five salaries at their position for one year, and preventing them from going to another team.

For the Miami Dolphins, the franchise tag is not expected to be used this year. Last season, the team did use it on nose tackle Paul Soliai, who was paid a little more than $12 million for the year. Soliai responded by having a Pro Bowl caliber year, but the Dolphins do not have the cap space to spend the $15 million it would cost to franchise Soliai again this year, and the two sides cannot come to an agreement on a new contract.


Related: 2012 NFL Free Agency: Paul Soliai Heading to AFC West?

Currently, eleven teams have utilized their franchise tag for this year:

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