Sports Word of the Week! FRANCHISE TAG
Franchise or Tag (American Football, NFL) – Designating a player with a franchise tag which prevents him from becoming an unrestricted free agent. The player is guaranteed a one-year contract with a salary that is similar to those of the top five in his position. Teams can only use this tag on one player.
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The Detroit Lions did not franchise Ndamukong Suh. He will be able to test the market.