Of the 21 players that were franchise-tagged this offseason, three (Dwayne Bowe, Cliff Avril and Dashon Goldson) have yet to sign their tenders, six others signed their tenders and will play under the franchise number in 2012 and 12 others found common ground on getting deals done.
What does this mean? Nine players—Wes Welker, Bowe, Goldson, Avril, Anthony Spencer, Fred Davis, Brent Grimes, Mike Nugent and Phil Dawson—will become free agents after playing out the 2012 season under the one-year franchise tender.
Not all of the nine are happy about that reality.
In the following slides, we break down the franchised players who may leave their current teams after next season.