Washington Redskins: Should the Team Apply the Franchise Tag To Carlos Rogers?

February 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Yesterday when teams like the Philadelphia Eagles were placing franchise tags on players like Michael Vick, cornerback Carlos Rogers of the Washington Redskins was asked if he had heard from the Redskins about the being franchised.
He said he had not.
When asked his feelings toward the franchise tag, he said we wouldn't be happy about it, but would take it.
I'm not surprised with his response about not being happy if he was tagged, most players don't like to be franchise tagged because it stops them from becoming a free agent and negotiating a larger contract.
Being franchise tagged means the player would have to make the average salary of the top five players at his position or 120 percent of his previous salary (whichever is greater).
Which brings me to the second half of Rogers' statement, that he would take the tag.
I think he'd take it because he probably wouldn't make top five cornerback money with his stone hands.  In fact, Rogers isn't even ra...

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