The Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Los Angeles Rams have been allotted two extra days to extend their respective franchise-tagged players thanks to a provision in the collective bargaining agreement.
The NFL pushed the deadline to sign players hit with the franchise tag from July 15 to July 17, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, citing a league memo. The CBA dictates the deadline must be moved to the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
While a couple of days is unlikely to make too much of a difference, teams will likely welcome the extra time to navigate the difficult negotiations of extending a franchise-tagged player.
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