Nine players scheduled for unrestricted free agency next week were tagged as franchise players by their respective teams.
Eight players were tagged as non-exclusive franchise players. Any other team that tries to sign any of those players would owe two first-round draft picks to the team that tagged them.
Denver pass-rusher Von Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50, was tagged as an “exclusive” franchise player. Exclusive franchise players are not allowed to negotiate with other teams. He is set to make the average of the top five salaries at the player's position for the current season, as of April 22.
One players, defensive end Olivier Vernon, was tagged as a transition player. That tag allows the Miami Dolphins on the right of first refusal if another team signs Vernon to an offer sheet. The Dolphins would receive no compensation if they do not match an offer sheet.
Here is the complete list of players who were tagged prior to the Tuesday deadline:
Baltimore: K Justin Tucker, $4.572 million
Buffalo: OL Cordy Glenn, $13.706 million
Carolina: CB Josh Norman, $13.952 million
Chicago: WR Alshon Jeffery, $14.599 million
Denver: LB Von Miller, $14.129 million*
Kansas City: S Eric Berry, $10.806 million
N.Y. Jets: DE Muhammad Wilkerson, $15.701 million
Los Angeles: CB Trumaine Johnson, $13.952 million
Washington: QB Kirk Cousins, $19.953 million
Miami: DE Olivier Vernon, $12.734 million
*-Exclusive franchise player.