Kansas City Chiefs' left tackle Branden Albert is aware of the possibility that he could be traded even though he signed the franchise tag with the Chiefs earlier this week. The former first-round pick will receive a one-year deal for $9.828 million under the designation. If Albert is traded the Chiefs could consider Luke Joeckel with the No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL Draft.
Joe Flacco is getting paid like a top-five quarterback. CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman and Jason La Canfora report the Ravens and Flacco have agreed to terms. Freeman confirms Flacco will sign the contract on Monday, and the quarterback's average annual salary could end up in the $19.5 million range.
The Indianapolis Colts will use their franchise tag on kicking specialist Pat McAfee, according to a report from USA Today Sports. McAfee set a Colts single-season record for gross punting average and touchbacks on kickoffs in 2012.
Despite a record number 21 players receiving the franchise tag last spring, none of the 32 NFL teams have used the designation yet this offseason. But with the March 4 deadline looming, that's about to change. A league source tells CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that the Bengals have indicated they will franchise DE Michael Johnson.