NFL Franchise Tags for 2012

Drew Brees, QB
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Drew Brees, QB

New Orleans Saints | $14.4 million

Teams have from Feb. 20 until March 5 to apply the franchise tag on one of their free agents, allowing them to keep that player on a one-year deal for an average of the five highest-paid players at the player's position over the last five years. Teams can continue to negotiate long-term extensions for that player under the franchise tag.

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