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Dez Bryant
Bryant gets Cowboys' franchise tag
The Dallas Cowboys have slapped the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. The designation will keep Bryant off the free agent market and will give him a salary of $12.8 million for the 2015 season. Full Story


Bryant gets Cowboys' franchise tag

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(L-R) Ndamukong Suh, Malcolm Smith, Mike Iupati, DeMarco Murray and Julius Thomas
Ranking the NFL free agents
John McMullen - NFL Editor
Fans love free agency, NFL personnel people tolerate it.

To the devotee of any organization, it's human nature -- sizzle sells, not the steak, and the aging big names with the impressive resumes in other cities are the ones who get the general public humming in March. Full Story
Stephen Gostkowski
Patriots use franchise tag
on K Gostkowski
The New England Patriots used their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski prior to Monday's deadline.

Gostkowski will earn $4.126 million next season, according to the widely reported number for kickers, and can still work out a longer deal with... Full Story
Ndamukong Suh
Lions won't tag Suh
The Detroit Lions apparently won't place their franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

According to the club's website, Suh will not receive the designation and will be allowed to become a free agent. The franchise tag would have cost the Lions $26.8 million for the 2015 season. Full Story
Jason Pierre-Paul
Giants tag DE Pierre-Paul
The New York Giants assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Monday's deadline as the team continues to attempt to work out a long-term deal with its top pass rusher.

Pierre-Paul will earn a $14.8 million salary in 2015 as a franchise player, though the Giants now... Full Story
Charles Clay
Dolphins place transition
tag on Clay
The Miami Dolphins have placed the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay.

A transition designation will give Clay the opportunity to test free agency, but also gives the Dolphins the right to match any offer. Clay will... Full StoryRelease WR Hartline
Justin Houston (R)
Chiefs use tag on NFL
sacks leader Houston
The Kansas City Chiefs used their franchise tag on reigning NFL sacks leader Justin Houston, the team announced Monday.

Houston will earn $13.195 next season under the franchise tag, according to the widely... Full Story
Demaryius Thomas
Broncos to use franchise
tag on WR Thomas
The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas.

The designation means the star wide receiver will receive a one-year deal for the average of the top five salaries at his position, which figures... Full Story
Darnell Dockett
Cardinals release DT Dockett
The Arizona Cardinals released veteran defensive tackle Darnell Dockett on Friday.

Dockett, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007, 2009 and 2010, missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in training camp. Arizona was in talks with the 10-year pro about restructuring... Full Story
Adrian Peterson
NFL got what it wanted
in Peterson case
David Doty continued to be a thorn in the NFL's side Thursday, vacating an arbitration ruling that went against suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

From a legal standpoint it was a devastating... Full Story
(L-R) Jameis Winston, Dante Fowler, Amari Cooper and Trae Waynes
Mock Draft version 2.0,
post-combine edition
The best thing about the annual NFL Scouting Combine is the unfiltered access to the prospects themselves.

So much of professional football is based on pure physical ability, but the truly special talents separate themselves with intangibles -- things like... Full Story

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