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Falcons unlikely to use franchise tag

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02:08 PM ET 02.20 | The Atlanta Falcons are not expected to use the franchise tag this offseason, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport specifically mentions safety William Moore, who is a "priority" to re-sign this offseason. Other key Falcons free agents include cornerback Brent Grimes and tackles Will Svitek and Sam Baker. Since the Falcons don't have any top-tier free agents, it would be hard to envision the team using the franchise tag to give any of these players top-tier money. Even though Moore is a priority, he still only played 12 games this year and 12 games last year. The Falcons would have to commit a lot of money to Moore in hopes he plays more than three quarters of the season.

Ian Rapoport

, USA TODAY Sports USA TODAY Sports
February 20, 2013  02:24 PM ET

If a team is unlikely to use the tag, what the heck is the use of posting a story? Geeze!

February 20, 2013  03:33 PM ET

Maybe they can trade the Tag!!!

February 20, 2013  04:34 PM ET

I thought it was illegal to remove the tag. :)

February 20, 2013  11:54 PM ET

I'm considering posting a story saying I'm unlikely to go to the moon. Think the interns will post it if I put a football in the story somewhere?

 
February 21, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe they can trade the Tag!!!

Maybe they can Tag The Coach, for playing not to lose?

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