After general manager John Schneider's Thursday press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine, we now know that won't be happening.
Asked by Around The League if the franchise tag is a possibility for Bennett, Schneider replied, "I don't anticipate that. No."
Bennett isn't the only key free agent Schneider hopes to bring back. Wide receiver Golden Tate is a "big priority," according to Schneider.
"Golden knows where we stand," Schneider added. "He knows how much we love him."