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2017 NFL Franchise Tag Deadline: Which teams used the tag?

2017 NFL Franchise Tag Deadline: Which teams used the tag?

The 2017 NFL Franchise Tag Deadline is on Wednesday, meaning teams are running out of time to finalize deals that will keep their prized possession on the roster for another season.

Not every team uses the franchise tag, but teams heading toward tricky free agency situations typically use the franchise tag to prolong the process.

When a team places a franchise tag on a player, the two sides will have until July 15 to agree to a long-term deal. If no long-term deal is agreed to, the player will take part in the season on a one-year deal.

With the franchise tag deadline taking place at 4:00 p.m. E.T on Wednesday, March 1, here is a quick look at which teams have used the franchise tag and which players they used it on.

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Arizona Cardinals: DE Chandler Jones, $14 million

Carolina Panthers: DT Kawaan Short, $13.6 million

New York Giants: DE Jason Pierre-Paul, $17 million

Pittsburgh Steelers: RB Le'Veon Bell, $12 million

San Diego Chargers: OLB Melvin Ingram, $14 million

Washington Redskins: QB Kirk Cousins, $24 million (Exclusive franchise tag, meaning Cousins cannot negotiate elsewhere)

The Kansas City Chiefs signed safety Eric Berry to a six-year, $78 million deal meaning his future in Kansas City is secure. On the flip side, the Chicago Bears did not use the franchise tag on Alshon Jeffrey, meaning the star wide receiver could walk in free agency.

 

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2020 NFL Draft to include virtual moment of draft picks meeting Roger Goodell

2020 NFL Draft to include virtual moment of draft picks meeting Roger Goodell

The coronavirus pandemic will prevent 2020 NFL Draft picks from experiencing the post-selection handshake with commissioner Roger Goodell, but that doesn't mean this year's draft will be completely devoid of that moment. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, EA Sports will create a virtual moment featuring Goodell shaking hands with each team's first-round pick to go along with a remote draft. 

In order to do this as accurately as possible, EA Sports reached out to a number of likely first-round picks to get an idea of how they planned to greet the commissioner the moment they were drafted. 

Each prospect will also choose a high school to receive a $2,500 grant toward its football program. 

Whether the Redskins draft Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa or trade back, Washington fans will be able to see their newest addition virtually walk across the draft stage.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be anything but normal compared to recent years, though it'll at least have a few items like this to make it an enjoyable night for everyone involved. 

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How to watch NBC Sports Washington's Mock Draft Mondays

How to watch NBC Sports Washington's Mock Draft Mondays

It's hard to believe, but the NFL Draft is less than three weeks away.

To break everything down, both the Redskins and Ravens crews here at NBC Sports Washington will debut a special show, Mock Draft Monday's presented by Papa John's, on Monday, April 6.

The Redskins hold the second overall pick in this year's draft, and many expect them to select Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young. Several draft experts have deemed Young as a generational talent and a can't miss prospect. But there's also the option of trading down in the draft to acquire more assets, and a QB-needy team like the Miami Dolphins at No. 5 could be a potential trade partner.

In addition to discussing what the Redskins will do with the No. 2 pick, the Redskins Talk crew will speak with newly-signed cornerback Kendall Fuller, Super Bowl-winning QB Joe Theismann, and Miami Dolphins beat reporter Safid Deen, who discusses a potential trade with Washington.

A total of 26 picks in the first round will pass between when the Redskins make their choice at No. 2 and when the Baltimore Ravens make their selection at No. 28, barring neither side makes a trade. The Ravens have multiple positions of need, such as both the interior offensive and defensive line, as well as wide receiver. What Baltimore will do at the end of the first round remains a mystery.

In NBC Sports Washington's latest Mock Draft, the Redskins unsurprisingly select Young at No. 2 while the Ravens nab Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray.

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Here's everything you need to know.

NBCSW's Mock Draft Mondays: How to watch

What: Mock Draft Mondays presented by Papa John's

When: Monday, April 6

Time: 6:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Channel: NBC Sports Washington (channel finder

Redskins Talent: JP Finlay, Julie Donaldson, Pete Hailey, Brian Mitchell, and Mitch Tischler

Ravens Talent: Andrew Gillis and Jordan Giorgio

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