NFL Franchise Deadline

July 12, 2016

July 15, 2016 is the deadline for seven  NFL teams to sign their franchise - tagged players to a long-term deal by 4:40pm  Eastern Standard Time. How the franchise-tagged contract work in the NFL," a player must be offered a one-year contract for an amount no less than the average of the top five salaries at that player's position as of a date in April of the current year in which the tag will apply, or 120 percent of the player's pervious year's salary whichever is greater. The current problem with the current tagged players like Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller, is guaranteed money. The Broncos previously offered Miller a six $114 million dollar contract but only two year's are fully guaranteed. Talks have stalled with all players and their respective teams. Some are willing to play under the tag, Miller has stated his refusal to play under the franchise-tag. If no deal is made the player under the franchise-tag can only sign the one tender or sit-out the entire season. This will definitely be brought up at the next collective bargaining agreement. Stay tuned for more updates.

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