Monday marks the first day that NFL teams are able to apply a franchise tag to their players. Teams will have until free agency begins on March 13 to determine whether they will apply the tag to an impending free agent in order to prevent them potentially departing until after the 2012 season.
Gregg Rosenthal at NBC Sports posted a column regarding which players are most likely to receive the franchise tag from their current team. In his estimation, the San Francisco 49ers would do well to apply the tag to their talented safety Dashon Goldson.
The cornerback tag costs too much for a 31-year-old like Carlos Rogers. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks is a solid player, but not worth it. Tagging Goldson is the best move.
With a large portion of their key players already locked up through the coming season, the 49ers are lucky, in that the franchise tag decision will not be too much of a headache.
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