When the NFL announced during the Super Bowl that franchise tags would be able to be used until Feb. 24, projects were that 10-12 players would get the designation.
So far, the following seven players have received it:
*Michael Vick/QB (Philadelphia Eagles)
*Peyton Manning /QB (Indianapolis Colts)
Vincent Jackson/WR (San Diego Chargers)
Logan Mankins/G (New England Patriots)
Haloti Ngata/DT (Baltimore Ravens)
Tamba Hali/OLB (Kansas City Chiefs)
David Harris/ILB (New York Jets)
*received exclusive franchise designation
Here’s a look at the other players who could receive the franchise tag designation:
RB DeAngelo Williams (Carolina Panthers) – Keep in mind the Panthers selected RB Jonathan Stewart in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
WR Sidney Rice (Minnesota Vikings) – The Vikings are woefully thin on depth at the wide receiver position, but the talented Rice is coming off an injury-plagued season due to hip surgery.
TE Zach Miller (Oakland Raiders) – With the news that the team has reached a new deal with DL Richard Seymour, the Raiders are could use their tag on Miller, who is their most reliable passing target.
TE Marcedes Lewis (Jacksonville Jaguars) - The veteran tight end had been somewhat of a disappointment through his first four seasons in the NFL. However, Lewis had a breakout season in 2010 and finished tied with a league-high 10 touchdowns for tight ends.
OLB LaMarr Woodley (Pittsburgh Steelers) – Woodley has 35 sacks over the past three seasons, so it’s expected that the team will use their franchise tag on him.
WLB Chad Greenway (Minnesota Vikings) – The Vikings have a tough call here. 4-3 WLBs in Cover-2 defenses are important, but paying him an average of the top-5 players at OLB for one season is a bit high for a player in that scheme.
One player, Philadelphia Eagles K David Akers, has received the transition tag designation.