Check out BleacherReport.comPerhaps during the next set of the NFL’s league meetings, the 32 owners could spend a little time on verbiage.That’s because there’s just something about the term “franchise player” that’s deceiving.When you hear those two words, you automatically think of the club’s best player. But while it could be, that’s not exactly the case when a player is given the franchise tag.In its simplest form, the franchise tag is a stall tactic. It enables a team to buy another year to re-sign one of its best players who is due to become an unrestricted free agent.For the team, it enables it to maintain negotiating rights to one of its prized employees and hopefully lock him up with a long, lucrative contract. For the players, it’s a designation that robs them of negotiating power in terms of the open market...http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1531539-the-ultimate-guide-to-nfl-franchise-tags-how-they-work-and-why-they-matter