Packers do not use franchise tag

Posted by Mike Spofford on March 2, 2015 – 3:43 pm

Dallas WR Dez BryantGREEN BAY — The deadline for using the franchise or transition tag on a pending free agent expired Monday afternoon, and the Packers did not tag any of their players.

According to media reports, five players received the franchise tag around the league. They are Dallas WR Dez Bryant, Denver WR Demaryius Thomas, Kansas City LB Justin Houston, N.Y. Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul, and New England K Stephen Gostkowski. Miami reportedly used its transition tag on TE Charles Clay.

The Packers have used the franchise tag only five times since its inception, and not since 2010. Here’s the list of Packers players who were franchised:

RB Dorsey Levens, 1998

WR Antonio Freeman, 1999

T Chad Clifton, 2004

DT Corey Williams, 2008

DE Ryan Pickett, 2010


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