Eight players received the franchise tag in 2013. This year, four players got franchised and two drew the transition tag, which had not been used since 2011.
Getting the franchise tag were
The deadline for tagging players passed at 4 p.m. ET.
Pro Bowl center and free-agent-to-be
"I think the most important thing is Alex really would want to meet the (new) coaches," his agent, Marv Demoff, said. "He was pretty close to (former offensive line coach George) Warhop, and liked (former head coach Rob) Chudzinski. Everything he had in Cleveland is changed. Warhop was a constant for five years. He's gone. There's a different head coach, different offensive coordinator, different offensive line coach. If you're looking at this from an intelligent point of view, there's more to it than money. You have to believe in what you're doing. I want Alex first to be able to sign off and say I'm fine with all the changes and where they're headed."
Tuesday's front office overhaul gives the
If Mack gets to free agency, the 28-year-old will be the top center on the market.
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