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alleycat_126 02-21-2012 12:20 PM

Can the franchise tag be reused!
 
Say the Saints tag a player and a deal is struck with said player before the free agent period begins can they then re-issue the franchise tag to another player?

FinSaint 02-21-2012 12:44 PM

I'm not sure about that, but I doubt they would place the tag on a player until the last possible time to do so.

AsylumGuido 02-21-2012 01:44 PM

A franchise tag cannot be reused. It is a one-time annual designation.

jcp026 02-21-2012 09:43 PM

No.

Euphoria 02-21-2012 10:24 PM

That is not true... you don't lose your tag unless the FA period begins.

Essentially if you tag someone today then and you end up signing him to a long term deal over night or tomorrow then you still keep your tag and can use it on another player.

You don't give up the tag until FA begins. This was actually done by NY Giants not that long ago.

Danno 02-22-2012 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 379590)
That is not true... you don't lose your tag unless the FA period begins.

Essentially if you tag someone today then and you end up signing him to a long term deal over night or tomorrow then you still keep your tag and can use it on another player.

You don't give up the tag until FA begins. This was actually done by NY Giants not that long ago.

I thought I remembered it that way. I wasn't sure if the new CBA changed that or not.

Didn't we lift the tag on somebody several years ago after we reached a multi-year deal?

Euphoria 02-22-2012 10:24 AM

Don't recall but I do recall the Titans doing it a couple of years ago as well.

I don't see the advantage of tagging someone early. I mean if a player being tagged is going to make say 10 million for one season how is dangling a 4 year deal where next year he'll make only say 4 million. PLEASE TAG ME!!!

Srgt. Hulka 02-22-2012 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 379590)
That is not true... you don't lose your tag unless the FA period begins.

Essentially if you tag someone today then and you end up signing him to a long term deal over night or tomorrow then you still keep your tag and can use it on another player.

You don't give up the tag until FA begins. This was actually done by NY Giants not that long ago.

So, technically, they are not officially tagged until FA starts. Correct?

Euphoria 02-22-2012 03:44 PM

Yes, technically that is correct.

Being tagged the day after the SB means nothing until FA begins...

Danno 02-22-2012 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 379718)
Yes, technically that is correct.

Being tagged the day after the SB means nothing until FA begins...

I think there's a danger in that the player can sign the franchise, thereby locking it in. I think this happened to the Raiders one season.


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