David Harris gets the franchise tag, too
As expected, the Jets have placed the franchise tag on linebacker David Harris, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Harris, the only member of last year’s “Core Four” who did not get a long-term deal, will now receive a one-year tender equal to the average of the five highest-paid linebackers from the 2010 season.
The union believes that no franchise tags may be used in the final year of the current labor deal. It remains to be seen whether the NFLPA officially fights the use of the franchise tag, especially since the ongoing availability of the franchise tag currently is not an issue in the ongoing (sort of) labor discussions.