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Eagles franchise tag Michael Vick

Updated: February 15, 2011, 11:10 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The Philadelphia Eagles placed their franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick on Tuesday, the team announced.

In addition, the Eagles said they have placed their transition tag on kicker David Akers.

Under rules of the soon-to-expire collective bargaining agreement, franchise tags pay players the average of the top five players at that position. Transition tags pay players the average of the top 10 at the position, plus it gives teams the ability to match any offer given ...

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