NFL free agency preview: Where do we stand with all of the possible franchise-tagged players? (Shutdown Corner)

Players hate the franchise tag, but it’s a necessity for NFL teams. Instead of letting their best players hit free agency, teams can use the franchise tag. An exclusive franchise tag means their player can’t even negotiate with anyone else (NFL.com set out the rules of the game in detail here, and here were the estimated tag costs for each position).
Source: Yahoo.com