Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
February 22, 2008 8:38 AM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Happens every year about this time as teams apply the franchise tag as a protection against someone who just might slip away in unrestricted free agency.
Marcus Trufant was the player the Seahawks designated. Safety Ken Hamlin was tagged by the Dallas Cowboys (story from Dallas Morning News is linked here). In all, 12 players received the franchise tag and one received the transition tag Seattle discovered can be oh-so dangerous two years ago with Steve Hutchinson. That's almost double last year's total when seven players were designated with the franchise tag.
|Year||Franchise tags||Transition tags|
|Jared Allen, Chiefs||Stacy Andrews, Bengals||Max Starks, Steelers|
|Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders||Jordan Gross, Panthers|
|Karlos Dansby, Cardinals||Albert Haynesworth, Titans|
|Marcus Trufant, Seahawks||L.J. Smith, Eagles|
|Terrell Suggs, Ravens||Corey Williams, Packers|
|Ken Hamlin, Cowboys||Dallas Clark*, Colts|
|*Subsequently signed long-term contract with Colts.|
|Lance Briggs, Bears||Justin Smith, Bengals|
|Cory Redding*, Lions||Dwight Freeney*, Colts|
|Asante Samuel, Patriots||Charles Grant*, Saints|
|Josh Brown, Seahawks|
|*Subsequently signed long-term contracts.|
|Nate Clements, Bills||John Abraham*, Jets||Steve Hutchinson, Seahawks|
|Jeff Backus, Lions||DeSaun Foster**, Panthers|
|*Traded to Atlanta.||**Signed long-term deal.|
|Rudi Johnson, Bengals||Edgerrin James, Colts||Bubba Franks, Packers|
|Charles Woodson, Raiders||Donovin Darius, Jaguars|
|Adam Vinatieri, Patriots||Darren Howard, Saints|
|John Abraham, Jets||Corey Simon*, Eagles|
|Drew Brees, Chargers||Julian Peterson, 49ers|
|Orlando Pace, Rams||Shaun Alexander, Seahawks|
|*Eagles eventually rescinded tag on Simon.|
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