The deadline for franchise-tagged players to agree to long-term contracts has been pushed back two days, until July 17.
The NFL confirmed the deadline was pushed back from Saturday, July 15, until Monday, July 17.
ESPN first reported the date change.
Per the collective bargaining agreement, if the normal July 15 deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is moved to the ensuing Monday.
Once the deadline passes, teams cannot negotiate long-term contracts with franchise-tagged players.
In the NFL, deadlines spur action. The deadline for Bell and Cousins is now July 17.