NFL Franchise Tag update: Who’s entering free agency this month?

Mar 6, 2024, 12:00 PM | Updated: 12:09 pm

Christian Wilkins #94 of the Miami Dolphins takes the field during player introductions prior to a ...

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 24: Christian Wilkins #94 of the Miami Dolphins takes the field during player introductions prior to a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Hard Rock Stadium on December 24, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Cowboys 22-20. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

With about a week to go before the start of the new league year, the NFL Franchise Tag deadline has come and passed.

The March 5th deadline for 2024 gave us some surprises and certainties, with teams getting ready for the storm that’s coming next week. While not every franchise had a player up for designation, only a handful of teams used the tag to secure their cornerstones players for the moment. Other teams will be letting starters walk in 2024, especially at the running back position.

But before we get to who didn’t get tagged, here’s what teams did use a tag to lock down their players.

Who Got Tagged:

Baltimore Ravens: DT Justin Madubuike (Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag)

Carolina Panthers: OLB Brian Burns (Non-Exclusive)

Chicago Bears: CB Jaylon Johnson (Non-Exclusive)

Cincinnati Bengals: WR Tee Higgins (Non-Exclusive)

Indianapolis Colts: WR Michael Pittman (Non-Exclusive)

Jacksonville Jaguars: OLB Josh Allen (Non-Exclusive)

Kansas City Chiefs: CB L’Jarius Sneed (Non-Exclusive)

New England Patriots: S Kyle Duggar (Transition Tag)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: S Antonie Winfield (Non-Exclusive)

Biggest surprise: Brian Burns

Most likely to be traded: L’Jarius Sneed

Not Tagged:

QB Baker Mayfield

Previous Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Calvin Ridley

Previous Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

DT Chris Jones

Previous Team: Kansas City Chiefs

DT Christian Wilkins

Previous Team: Miami Dolphins

RB Josh Jacobs

Previous Team: Las Vegas Raiders

OL Michael Onwenu

Previous Team: Nw England Patriots

RB Saquon Barkley

Previous Team: New York Giants

S Xavier McKinney

Previous Team: New York Giants

Biggest surprise: Christian Wilkins

Most likely to be re-signed: Baker Mayfield

Key offseason dates for the NFL

  • Monday, March 11th – 2024 NFL free agency contract talks begins at 9 a.m. PST
  • Wednesday, March 13th – 2024 free agency signing period begins at 1 p.m. PST

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