Colts Do Not Use Franchise Tag In 2017

Intro: The waiting game now begins for nine unrestricted free agents. In not using the franchise tag this offseason, the Colts will have one final week to get deals done with their own players who could hit the free agency market in 2017.

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INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth straight year, the Colts elected to pass on using the franchise tag.

The clock towards free agency, which starts on Thursday, March 9, is now ticking a bit louder for the team's nine unrestricted free agents.

With free agency just over a week away, the Colts have not re-signed any of their pending free agents for 2017.

Here's are the 2017 UFAs for the Colts:S-Mike Adams

*RB-Robert Turbin   *

OLB-Erik Walden

Per the NFL, the tag keeps a pending unrestricted free agent on his team for one year with a guaranteed salary that is an average of the top five highest paid players at that position or 120% of the player's previous salary, whichever is greater.

The Colts really had no serious franchise tag candidates when you look at the criteria of guys tagged around the NFL.

Since 2012, the Colts have used the franchise tag twice: Robert Mathis (2012) and Pat McAfee (2013). *

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2017 FRANCHISE PLAYERS 

Club

Player

Position

Arizona

Chandler Jones

LB

Carolina

Kawann Short

DT

Los Angeles Chargers

Melvin Ingram

LB

Los Angeles Rams

Trumaine Johnson

CB

New York Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul

DE

Pittsburgh 

Le'Veon Bell*

RB

Washington

Kirk Cousins*

QB

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