The deadline to apply the franchise tag was 4 p.m. ET on Monday. Here's a list of who got the tag and who didn't.
- The Washington Redskins placed the franchise tag on Brian Orakpo. They had to do it. The team has developed so few homegrown talents in recent years; they couldn't afford to let Orakpo walk. The franchise number for linebackers is $11.45 million. There's a chance Orakpo could push to get considered as a defensive lineman, like Terrell Suggs a few years back.
- The Browns placed the transition tag on center Alex Mack. That means Mack can still sign an offer sheet with another team, but the Browns would have five days to match any offer. (They would not get anything in return if Mack leaves.) Mack could also simply sign the team's one-year, $10 million tag offer.
Didn't get the tag
"We remain open to getting a deal done with Jairus, but we have chosen not to use the franchise tag on any of our impending unrestricted free agents," Bills GM Doug Whaley said.
The Bills might have a hard time keeping Byrd away from his former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, now the head coach in Cleveland.
- The Oakland Raiders didn't use the tag for defensive end Lamarr Houston or tackle Jared Veldheer. We're surprised they didn't at least place the transition tag on Veldheer.