The leading candidates are Josh Brown and Marcus Trufant. Though Sean Locklear is in the running, it'd be surprising to see Seattle give 7.455 million to a right tackle, especially in light of this year's tackle rich draft. The downside to the tag is its dramatic impact on the cap. As much as a I love Tru, 9.465 million is a staggering sum to tie up in one player. Brown would cost 2.514 million. I hope Seattle uses the tag as leverage to sign Trufant, Locklear, Brown or DJ Hackett to a longer but decidedly more affordable contract. Should any of these players stick at their cap cost, it'd badly hamper Seattle's ability to pursue anything but bottom barrel free agents.
Franchise Tag Deadline: Tomorrow
By John Morgan