Arian Foster Found a Home in Houston
Signed an extension with the Houston Texans. The Pro Bowl running back is slated to make $43.5 million over the next 5 years. He gets $20 million guaranteed. Which means DE/OLB Mario Williams is set for free agency.
Stevie Johnson Gets Bills to Stay with the Bills
The Wide Receiver did not hit the open market nor did he get the franchise tag. He agreed to a 5-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, worth $36.25 million and $19.5 million guaranteed.
Cliff Avril Sticking Around
The Detroit Lions use their franchise tag on Defensive End Cliff Avril at the last minute. $10.6 million will keep the revamped defensive line in tact for at least another season. LB Stephen Tulloch will hit the open market.
Franchise Tag Deadline
Today is the deadline for teams to franchise tag a player. If no tag is placed and no extension is made, they enter the free agent pool that includes: WRs Vincent Jackson and Marques Colston.