Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by kingairta:
Originally posted by Snider8706:
according to the nflpa there wont be a franchise tag in the new cba....so peyton manning and michael vick could be UFA
I wouldn't trust anyone as to what's in the new CBA until it's official. That maybe one of the items that the NFLPA will give in order to get something else.
I think it's the other way around. The franchise tag is something the NFL is going to have to concede in order to get the other things they are asking for. The NFLPA can say they got a win in getting rid of it and the NFL can get what they are more interested in, like lowering how much revenue that the players get a percentage of.
My interpretation of the Barrows article is that the franchise tag can be used before the current CBA expires in March. I'm guessing it is some kind of exemption.
If the new CBA gets rid of the franchise tag, it might not be retroactive.
Of course, it is all conjecture until everything gets done.