The NFL teams that used the franchise tag in 2018

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Rams tag Joyner (1:35)

Tedy Bruschi says the Rams made the right decision to use their franchise tag on Lamarcus Joyner instead of Sammy Watkins. (1:35)

The NFL's franchise tag deadline has come and gone, with five teams using the tag to retain key contributors and the Bears applying a transition tag. Here's which players got the tag and how much they'll make in 2018, provided they don't agree to a long-term deal by the July 16 deadline.


Chicago Bears: Kyle Fuller, CB

2018 salary/cap hit: $12,120,000

The transition tag means the Bears can lose Fuller for nothing if they opt not to match any offer sheet he may receive. Read more.

Dallas Cowboys: DeMarcus Lawrence, DE

2018 salary/cap hit: $17,143,000

Lawrence had a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2017 and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance. A long-term deal can still be worked out, but Lawrence said he will attend the voluntary offseason program and organized team activities. Read more.

Detroit Lions: Ezekiel Ansah, DE

2018 salary/cap hit: $17,143,000

Ansah's health and questionable consistency are among the reasons a long-term deal just wouldn't make sense. Read more.

Los Angeles Rams: Lamarcus Joyner, S

2018 salary/cap hit: $11,287,000

The Rams' decision to franchise Joyner also means that wide receiver Sammy Watkins will be an unrestricted free agent next week. The Rams' franchise tag decision came down to Joyner or Watkins. Read more.

Miami Dolphins: Jarvis Landry, WR

2018 salary/cap hit: $16,200,000

The nonexclusive tag allows the Dolphins and Landry to work out a trade with another team if all parties agree on compensation, and the Ravens and Bears have shown interest. Read more.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell, RB

2018 salary/cap hit: $14,500,000*

Bell had threatened to retire if he were to be tagged again, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts. "I just have to decide if I'm going to play when the time comes," Bell told ESPN. Read more.

*Tagged two years in a row, which means Bell is guaranteed 120 percent of the 2017 tag.