From Bleacher Report. Check out the entire piece on this link.

Tag, you’re it.

Then again, this isn’t a game we are talking about.

On Feb. 17, NFL teams can slap the franchise tag on a potential unrestricted free agent. Here we have zeroed in on six players. 

However, before we discuss who we think will get the designation from each club, let’s look at some likely candidates who apparently won’t be tagged or a team that won’t use the option in 2014.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the San Francisco 49ers will not franchise a player in 2014. Elsewhere, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald believes that the New England Patriots will not use the tag on Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib, and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport (h/t reports that Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, the team’s franchise player in 2013, won’t get the tag for a second straight year.

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