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Why the NFL Needs to Redo Franchise Tags to Include EDGE Performers

The NFL could cost two franchise-designated performers millions of dollars based on nothing but an outdated argument over semantics. As such, the league needs to immediately change its current procedural setup to better reflect today’s game, those producing at a high level and the implementation of the franchise tag. 

This past week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Shaquil Barrett and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bud Dupree rightly filed grievances after signing their franchise tenders, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, respectively. 

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