It’s safe to say that by the time the lockout was a reality—people directly involved in the NFL must have had some kind of feeling about which direction the negotiations were headed.
In panic, several teams franchise tagged one of their most valuable players shortly before the lockout was first put into action.
Reports came out two days ago concerning the negotiation process: "It's going to be very difficult for this to get screwed up," the source states according to CBS Sports. According to the report, the same, yet unnamed source has claimed that the negotiations are 80-85 percent completed.
What does this mean for the franchised players? There is a certain possibility that there won’t be a franchise tag in the new deal – therefore the tagged players could actually end up as free agents.
Here’s a list of great players that could end up as free agents right before our eyes.
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