Thursday, February 22nd is the final day for teams to strangle hold potential free agents with the franchise tag.
Teams that look to land Franchise Tagged players will have to be willing to pay an excessive salary and be willing to give up TWO first round Draft picks. Ouch!
Players that have been Franchised:
Dwight Freeney - Colts
Justin Smith - Bengals
Lance Briggs - Bears
Charles Grant - Saints