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Franchise Tag Predictions

The NFL franchise tag period opened today, with teams able to place the one-year tag on players between now and March 5. A team may place a franchise tag on one player per year, giving them a fully guaranteed one-year deal worth the average of the top five players' salaries from their position.

Joel Thorman, from SB Nation, has put together a list of players who may or may not have the franchise tag placed upon them.

For the Miami Dolphins, Thorman writes:

"Paul Soliai. They franchised him last year, but I doubt that happens again. His agent has said there aren't any indications that the franchise tag or a deal is coming from the Dolphins' front office. I've seen crazier things but expect Soliai to hit the open market."

Check out the full article over at for Thorman's thoughts on all the teams' franchise tag plans.