Starting today, all 32 NFL teams will have the ability to place the franchise tag on one player of their choosing. The deadline for applying said tag is Monday, April 5, eight days before free agency begins. The underlying purpose of the franchise tag is for teams to have the option of retaining a player […]
Thompson has been active in locking up key players before they hit the free agent market, and I’d expect that trend to continue as this year unfolds.
And it’s not like the Packers haven’t considered the scenario in which Finley leaves this team. Call it what you want, but the Packers have drafted three tight ends—Andrew Quarless, D.J. Williams and Ryan Taylor—over the past two seasons.