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Franchise Tags; who should get them in the NFL this year?

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In this episode of The Red Light Sports Ramble, presented by The Red Light Sports Network, Evan Witalison and Troy Otradovec take the topics, that our Twitter followers want to discuss.  In tonights episode, of "Twitter Talk", the NFL combine starts this weekend.  Also, there are a number of teams that could use the franchise tag, on their top players, before free agency starts, on March 2nd.  The franchise tag can keep a player, for one more year.  Even though, they will be paid near the top of thier position, some players do not want the franchise tag.  This tag restricts them from testing the open market.  They are not obligated to sign the tag, so the teams must come up with a long term plan.  Many times the tag is used for the team to figure out how to sign this player, to a long term deal.  Other times, it is a way for the team to save some money, and get one more year out of a good player.  What are your thoughts, on the franchise tag?  Should the NFL continue to have this tool, or should they get rid of it?  Listen in or call the show.

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