Deadline looms for franchise-tag players

If an NFL team used their franchise tag on a player this offseason, they have until next Monday to sign him to a long-term deal, or that player will complete the 2013 campaign under the one-year contract allotted via the franchise tag.

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, Denver Broncos LT Ryan Clady, Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert, Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson, Chicago Bears DT Henry Melton, Buffalo Bills S Jairus Byrd, Miami Dolphins DT Randy Starks and Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer all have been tagged by their respective teams.