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Franchise tags are in; teams zero in on NFL free agency

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The 2013 free-agent marketplace came into sharper focus on Monday with the passing of the NFL's franchise-tag deadline. Gregg Rosenthal runs down the day's surprises among the tagged and the untagged.

Here's what else is on tap for Tuesday:

Brooks: Bucky's Big Board 2.0
Who are the top 50 players in the draft? Bucky Brooks updates his rankings after the combine, revealing a brand new No. 1. More ...

» Get a head start on Tuesday's football talk, as Oakland Raiders tight end Brandon Myers and North Carolina draft prospect Sylvester Williams join us in studio on "NFL AM" beginning at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network.

» This year's free-agent crop is a lot like this year's draft class: What it lacks in star power, it makes up for in depth. Gregg Rosenthal ranks the best available players following Monday's franchise tag deadline.

» Dave Dameshek, Adam Rank and Around The League scribe/pal Dan Hanzus yap about Joe Flacco's new deal, LeBron James shunning the NBA dunk contest and new NFL skills competitions for Pro Bowl week on a brand-new edition of The Dave Dameshek Football Program. Plus, in honor of the Lauren Silberman Experience, the guys kick around the question of who is the greatest female athlete of all time.

» NFL Evolution reports that the director of USA Football wants more participation from the NCAA in youth safety programs.

Breer: 2013 QB class unsettled
Think Geno Smith is a lock to be the first QB drafted? Think again. Albert Breer says Matt Barkley still has time to climb. More ...

» The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is over, but there's still plenty left to do before the 2013 NFL Draft -- namely a bevy of pro days around the country. Gil Brandt chronicles these under-the-radar events that can make a big difference for NFL hopefuls.

» Elliot Harrison goes division by division to catalog teams' free-agent needs. Today: The AFC East and NFC East.

» Adam Schein pens an open letter to Tim Tebow.

» Check out our Offseason Forecast page to see what all 32 NFL clubs need to focus on in 2013.

» Happy birthday to NFL Network analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who turns 47 on Tuesday.

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