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Franchised Players Around The League

  • Anyone know how many kickers have been franchised in the NFL’s history?  The Cincinnati Bengals just tagged Shayne Graham and he will receive a nice 1-year stipend of $2.483 million.
  • The New York Giants will pay Brandon Jacobs $25,000 per pound on his body ($6.6 million).
  • Leroy Hill and the Seattle Seahawks are happy about Leroy getting franchised and believe that a long-term deal is in his future.  Rare to see both sides happy when a player gets tagged.
  • The Carolina Panthers put the franchise tag on Julius Peppers; however, I honestly don’t think we will see Peppers in Carolina blue next year.  Expect a trade.
  • Terrell Suggs, aka Sizzle, has been tagged by the Ravens.  Will the team be able to keep Sizzle and Ray Ray (Lewis)?
  • Former Florida Gator, Max Starks, was tagged by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Loved Darren Sproles at Kansas State and happy that the San Diego Chargers franchised him.
  • And who can forget the Patriots early tag of Matt Cassel, who as a possible back-up, will receive $14.65 million next year?

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

One reply on “Franchised Players Around The League”

Despite the current economic climate, it is a little surprising to see an NFL record of franchised players for one season (14 I believe). While the NFLMC is throwing complaints about the economy and higher costs their teams are incurring going into the CBA negotations that will take place within weeks now, there is no doubt that their is still money out their for free agents to earn.

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