From Bleacher Report. Check out the entire piece on this link.
Get ready for a different kind of tag sale.
While so much focus of the NFL will be on the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Feb. 17 marks the day that teams can designate possible free agents as franchise or transition players.
It’s the franchise designation that draws the real attention (the transition tag is rarely used anymore). However, this game of tag requires no slap of the hand but rather the eventual wave of a pen. In essence, the franchise tag gives teams an insurance policy that they will have some additional time to work out a long-term deal with one of their better players.