NFL’s annual game of tag ends, and only six players are it

March 8, 2018

The NFL’s tag deadline passed Tuesday with only six players receiving the one-year tender from clubs. Five players received franchise tags, with one — Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller — receiving the seldom used transition tag.

Here’s our analysis of each transaction. Clubs have until July 16 to reach a long-term deal with franchise players (transition players have until July 23 to sign a long-term pact) before they’re forced to play on the one-year tender.

Here are the tender amounts for 2018:

QB: $23.189 million (franchise), $20.92 million (transition)

RB: $11.86 million, $9.63 million

WR: $15.98 million, $13. 92 million

TE: $9.84 million, $8.42 million

OL: $14.07 million, $12. 52 million

DE: $17.14 million, $14.2 million

DT: $13.93 million, $11.40 million

LB: $14.96, $12.8 million

CB: $14.97 million, $12.97 million

S: $11.28 million, $9.53 million

PK/P: $4.93 million, $4.49 million

And here is our analysis of each of the six tag transactions prior to Tuesday’s deadline:

The reasons Jarvis Landy received franchise tag from Miami Dolphins

The reasons Ezekiel Ansah received franchise tag from Detroit Lions

Why the Dallas Cowboys had to franchise tag Demarcus Lawrence

Why the Los Angeles Rams tagged Lamarcus Joyner, not Sammy Watkins

Pittsburgh Steelers tag Le’Veon Bell again

Chicago Bears get creative in pursuit of long-term contract for Kyle Fuller

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