NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A person familiar with the decision said Monday that the Tennessee Titans have decided not to use their franchise tag on anyone, a move letting tight end Jared Cook and kicker Rob Bironas hit the free agent market.
The NFL deadline to designate players with the franchise tag is 3:00 p.m. CST Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, because the Titans had not announced their decision.
Cook would receive $6.06 million this season if the Titans use the franchise tag on him as a tight end. A receiver designated a franchise player receives $10.5 million, a difference setting up a dispute over what position Cook actually plays.
Bironas would have earned more than the $2.97 million kicker designation.
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