Franchise tag shifts risk to players
Mailbag: Big salary is nice, but window to cash in with long-term deal might close
One team's franchise player can become another team's bargain.
Over the weekend, cornerback Brent Grimes, a franchise designee of the Atlanta Falcons last year, signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. As a franchise player, Grimes made $10.281 million. Early reports are that Grimes signed a one-year deal with Miami at $5.5 million, close to a 50 percent reduction.
Grimes is coming off an Achilles tear, which clearly affected his market ...
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