So Sam Shields wants to play hardball with the Green Bay Packers? The Packers have plenty of options available to replace him, including some in house.
Teams have started to deploy the franchise tag ahead of the Monday deadline. Here's who's getting it and what we think about it. We'll update as new developments occur.
Teams can apply the franchise tag beginning on Monday. Here's a look at which players will likely be off the free agent market before free agency even begins.