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Franchise Tag deadline is today at 4; Several players will be tagged

Today the NFL’s first deadline arrives. The Franchise tag must be used by 4 eastern time. Last year only four players were tagged, but this year many others will be tagged according to Ian Rapoport.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that franchise tags are expected for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin HoustonDenver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius ThomasNew York Giantsdefensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty assuming there isn’t a surprising late agreement on a long-term deal, according to sources informed of their situations. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will get tagged Monday as well.

A few names to keep in mind are Jeremy Maclin, Ndamukong Suh and Randall Cobb. All three might not get tagged.

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