NFL: Josh Norman Tried to Sign Tag & Fire His Agent to Stay With Carolina Panthers

It seemed bizarre when the Carolina Panthers rescinded the franchise tag they offered to Josh Norman.  The cornerback had not signed the tag which was offered to him March 1, and the Panthers decided to move on.  Many thought it was because Norman insisted on getting $15 million to $16 million a year and was prepared to go elsewhere to get it, but it turns out he wanted to remain with the Panthers and made a last ditch effort to do so.

NFL: Report, Cowboys To Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant, Will Let DeMarco Murray Leave

It seems for now the loud rumors of Dez Bryant being involved in a nasty altercation and it being caught on video a few years ago have quieted down. The Cowboys either know it’s false or don’t seem to care much because they are prepared to use the franchise tag on Bryant, which would lock him in for next season at a guaranteed $13 million dollars. Even still, Dez is very upset with the situation and will likely skip all the off season meetings and workouts because he wants a long term deal. Perhaps even more surprising is the Cowboys decision to let DeMarco Murray, who was the best running back in the entire league last year, go ahead and test free agency.

NFL: In the Last Year of His Contract, Jerry Jones Says Dez Bryant Isn’t Going Anywhere

Dez Bryant is in the final year of his contract with the Dallas Cowboys and he’s certainly been playing like he’s out for a mega deal.  Bryant leads the league in receiving touchdowns with 14 and definitely has many suitors at his door but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Dez Bryant isn’t going anywhere.

NFL: The 8 Players Hit With The Franchise Tag

Eight players were tagged by the NFL’s 4 p.m. ET deadline yesterday. All those players (except Anthony Spencer) are now guaranteed a one-year salary that is commensurate with the top-five salaries at their respective position. Spencer is guaranteed a higher number ($10.6 million) because he was Dallas’ franchise player in 2012 as well. Check out who the other 7 players are after the jump…

NFL: Wes Welker Doesn’t Expect Deal With the Patriots By the Deadline

The New England Patriots and franchised wide receiver Wes Welker have until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reach a multiyear deal. As of Saturday night, Welker’s camp would be surprised if a deal is reached, a source close to the wideout told Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.  Read more after the jump. Shay Marie x Sabrina B.

NFL: Drew Brees “Livid” Over Franchise Tag

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl Drew Brees was hit with the franchise tag by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, despite having made it clear that that’s not what he wanted. So what happens now? Well, according to’s Rapid Reports, Brees gets really mad.

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