At that point, his negotiating rights revert exclusively to his old club if by June 1 the old club tendered the player a one-year contract for percent of his prior year's salary. His old club then has until the Tuesday following the 10th week of the regular season Nov. If he does not sign by that date, he must sit out the season. If no tender is offered by June 1, the player can be signed by any club at any time throughout the season.
The salary offer by a player's club determines what type of franchise player he is: exclusive or non-exclusive. Load Comments. An "exclusive" Franchise Player -- not free to sign with another club -- is offered the greater of i the average of the top five salaries at the player's position for the current year as of the end of the Restricted Free Agent Signing Period on April 19; or ii the amount of the Required Tender for a non-exclusive franchise player, as explained below.
If a club extends a Required Tender to a "non-exclusive" Franchise Player pursuant to this section, the player shall be permitted to negotiate a player contract with any club, except that draft choice compensation of two first-round draft selections shall be made in the event he signs with a new club.
How many Franchise Players and Transition Players can a team designate each season? Can a club decide to withdraw its Franchise or Transition designations on a player? A club can withdraw its Franchise or Transition designation and the player then automatically becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent, either immediately or when his contract expires. If a team is under the salary cap at the end of a given season, can the team carry over room to the next season?
ET on the day before the team's final regular-season game indicating the maximum amount of room that the club wishes to carry over. Loading comments Share this story Twitter Facebook. Guards and centers are well represented in this class as well, with Andy Levitre, Todd McClure, Brad Meester, Brandon Moore and Chris Spencer figuring to be among some of the most sought-after targets at these two positions.
Linebackers Dallas tagged Anthony Spencer for the second straight year, and he was the only linebacker who received the designation. There already have been rumblings of a potential reunion for Freeney with former Indianapolis teammate Peyton Manning in Denver.
LaRon Landry is an impressive physical specimen. Fond of posting shirtless pictures of himself on Twitter MrLandry30 , Landry is well known for keeping his physique sculpted and his biceps bulging. Fitness, though, should not be confused for football form.
Landry is not gifted in pass coverage, and for all his physical strength he's not a great run stuffer either. As controversial former movie critic Michael Medved once described the movie Pulp Fiction , Landry is "rampagingly mediocre. This after Landry just wrapped up a one-year "prove it" deal with the Jets where he only questionably proved it.
Landry is not a terrible player, and this isn't the worst contract the Colts have inked a player to this offseason. The Colts, though, could have gotten a much better player for that money, or an equal player for much less investment. The NFL free agency class was supposed to be a cornerback bonanza. With several top-quality veterans, some intriguing young players and some big names, the market for corners was supposed to have been bullish.
Instead, the glut of available corners seemed to keep teams from making the first move. When Chris Houston opted to return to the Detroit Lions for a smaller-than-expected deal, it seemed to be a "hometown discount. The San Diego Chargers' inking of former Jacksonville Jaguar Derek Cox is the first real cornerback signing of the year, and it's a fairly well-sized one.
The good news is that Cox is a good-sized 6'1", pounds corner who will still only be 26 when this season starts. Despite being just a couple of years older than some rookies, the former third-round pick already has 45 career starts and 12 interceptions. Cox is a decent cover corner and a willing, if not great, tackler. Some may be shocked by Cox's low overall Pro Football Focus grade of The rest of it is due to Cox's high penalty rate; Cox drew seven flags last season two of which were offset or declined.
For most of the season, Cox was a consistently positive force for the Jaguars. Apparently, the tiff between Wes Welker and Danny Amendola was about love, not money. The comparison is valid, if only skin-deep.
Welker has truly top-notch deep speed and a fearlessness that Amendola lacks. Welker is also legendarily tough, both in terms of taking hits and rehabbing from injuries. Amendola has much better hands, though. Welker had 15 drops on targets, while Amendola dropped just two of the 95 balls thrown his way. That contract, however, may be a huge stumbling block.
In his four NFL seasons, Amendola has started only 17 games. Avril boasts an elite ability to get around the corner and strip or sack the quarterback. Avril will still only be 27 when the season starts and already boasts A note of caution, though: Avril's pressures have decreased in each of the last three seasons.
Whether this is a symptom of declining effectiveness, or of a greater malaise within the Lions' defense, is unknown. WR Marlon Brown Ravens. Matt Cassel Vikings. LeGarrette Blount Patriots. Kiko Alonso Bills. Eddie Lacy Packers. Tyrann Mathieu Cardinals.
Mike Glennon Buccaneers. Sheldon Richardson Jets. Cordarrelle Patterson Vikings. Ken Whisenhunt . Bruce Arians . Whisenhunt compiled a 49—53 record including postseason games making him the Cardinals' all-time winningest coach. He led the team to its first Super Bowl and had just two losing seasons in his six as head coach, but the team had missed the playoffs the previous three years.
Chan Gailey . Doug Marrone . The Bills compiled a record of 16— Lovie Smith . Marc Trestman . Smith compiled a record of 84—66 including postseason games in nine seasons as head coach of the Bears. In the season , the Bears became the first team since the Washington Redskins to miss the playoffs following a 7—1 start to the season.
Pat Shurmur . Rob Chudzinski . Shurmur compiled a record of 9— Mike Mularkey . Gus Bradley . Mularkey compiled a record of 2— Romeo Crennel . Andy Reid . Crennel compiled a record of 4— The Chiefs two wins in were the fewest in team history. Chip Kelly . Including postseason play, Reid compiled a record of ——1.
He is the franchise's all-time winningest coach. The Eagles' 4—12 record in was the team's worst in Reid's tenure. Norv Turner . Mike McCoy . Turner compiled a record of 59—43 including 3—3 in the postseason in six seasons as head coach of the Chargers. After making the playoffs in Turner's first three seasons — , the team had missed the playoffs in each of the past three seasons.
Joe Vitt , Aaron Kromer . Sean Payton . John Fox . Jack Del Rio . Del Rio was named as the Broncos' interim head coach when Fox went on medical leave in mid-season. Fox had been aware of the heart condition, but had hoped to delay surgery until after the season. Gary Kubiak . Wade Phillips . Kubiak went on medical leave to recover from a transient ischemic attack or "mini stroke", after he collapsed at halftime of the Texans' Week 9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on November 3.
Phillips took over head coaching duties for the second half of the week 9 game and served as interim head coach the following week. Rod Graves . Steve Keim . Longtime General manager Rod Graves was dismissed along with head coach Ken Whisenhunt immediately following the season.
Buddy Nix . Doug Whaley . Nix stepped down as GM following the draft. He had been the team's GM since during which time the team went 16— He will stay with the team in a consulting role as a special assistant. Ralph Wilson . Russ Brandon . Tom Heckert, Jr. Michael Lombardi . Heckert was fired after a three-year tenure as the Browns GM during which the team went 14— Gene Smith . David Caldwell . Smith had been with the franchise since its inception in and had served as GM for the previous four seasons.
The team went 22— Scott Pioli . Pioli was fired shortly after Andy Reid was hired as the Chief's head coach. The team had a winning season just once in Pioli's four years at the helm, posting an overall record of 23— Mike Tannenbaum . Tannenbaum was fired after the Jets completed a 6—10 season.
He had been with the team for fifteen years and had served as GM for the past seven seasons. With Tannenbaum as GM, the team posted a record of 57— Smith . Tom Telesco . The Chargers fired Smith on the same day they dismissed head coach Norv Turner.