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NFL franchise tag 2017: Live updates as the Wednesday deadline approaches

Five players have been tagged as of Monday evening. Three more are expected before Wednesday’s deadline.

The NFL Combine kicks off on Tuesday, but in the meantime, there is business to be taken care of in advance of free agency. Teams have until Wednesday, March 1, to designate a player with the franchise or transition tag. Once a tag is placed, teams have until the middle of July to negotiate an extension. After that, the player can only play on the tag’s one-year tender.

We already have some players getting tagged. The Los Angeles Chargers were the most recent to use the tag, placing it on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram Monday evening. Here is a full list of players who have been tagged thus far:

DE/LB Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals
DT Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers
RB Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (report), New York Giants
LB Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers
QB Kirk Cousins, Washington
CB Trumaine Johnson (report), Los Angeles Rams

Fooch’s update: Kansas City signed Eric Berry to a long-term deal.

Teams have until 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday to place the tag on a player. There are a handful of players still expected to get the tag, barring any last minute contract extensions. They include Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, and Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson. We’ll update this article as news arrives on various franchise (and potentially transition) tag designees.