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Indianapolis Colts Free Agents: Who Is in Play for the Franchise Tag?

Published by Kyle J. Rodriguez on January 14, 2014
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

When it comes to offseason negotiations, the NFL has all kinds of different types of contracts, tags and free-agent categories. Each individual team has to decide how to use the different options available to them. 

One of the more well-known options is the franchise tag. Not every team uses the franchise tag every season, but most NFL fans know of the tag and its effects.

The franchise tag is essentially a one-year contract of an amount determined by the position of a player. The contract worth is generally equal to the average of the top five salaries at any given position. For more information on the franchise tag, check out Jesse Reed's complete guide from last offseason. 

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