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Franchise Tag Deadlines Passes. Who got Tagged at the Deadline?

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Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe

At age 27 and already having one NFL All-Pro selection in 2010, Bowe would have been the top available free agent WR, but he’ll spend at least one more season inKansas City.

Titans Safety Michael Griffin

The two-time Pro Bowler would have been the top free-agent safety to hit the market if the Titans didn’t tag him. This means that there’s a good chance the team will lose free-agent CB Courtland Finnegan in free agency. The franchise tag for a CB would have cost the team $10 million. The tag for a safety is a mere $6.2 million, which is a bargain for a player inGriffinthat has 17 career interceptions and has never missed an NFL game in his five years with the Titans.

The Buccaneers also franchised kicker Connor Barth

Notables who didn’t get tagged:

Saints guard Carl Nicks

Redskins safety Laron Landry

Texans DE Mario Willams

Dolphins DT Paul Soliai

Titans CB Courtland Finnegan

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

Chiefs CB Brandon Carr

Giants Punter Steve Weatherford

Packers QB Matt Flynn

Colts DE Robert Mathis(team and Mathis agreed to long-term deal prior to deadline)

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