NFL Free Agency 2013: Eagles Won't Use Franchise Tag


As the Eagles look at a group of free agents that includes the likes of OG Jake Scott; C Jon Dorenbos; DL Darryl Tapp; DL Derek Landri; LB Akeem Jordan; DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie; DB Colt Anderson (RFA).

It’s not a very long list, nor is it a particularly impressive one.

While the Eagles are likely to retain some of their pending free agents, there isn’t a player that jumps out as an obvious candidate for the franchise tag. So Geoff Mosher’s report that the team will not use the franchise tag this offseason doesn’t come as a surprise.

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would be the only player even worth consideration of the tag, but he was inconsistent at best this season and it seems questionable at best that the team would bring him back.

New Eagles defensive coordinator, who coached Rodgers-Cromartie to a Pro Bowl appearance in 2009, will have likely have some valuable input on what to do with the 26-year-old as the team prepares for free agency. We just know that such input won’t end with Rodgers-Cromartie won’t be receiving the tag.

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