Eight franchise-tagged players in 2013

Eight franchise-tagged players in 2013
March 4, 2013, 3:00 pm
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The Chiefs 'franchised' LT Branden Albert, who could be protecting Alex Smith's blindside in 2013. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

NFL teams had until 1 p.m. PT Monday to announce which of their players -- if any -- they would choose to keep from free agency by applying the franchise tag. Per the NFL and the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), a team can designate one “franchise” player or one “transition” player among its veteran free agents.

Eight teams made the choice to franchise-tag a veteran:

Buffalo
Jairus Byrd S
Chicago
Henry Melton DT
Cincinnati
Michael Johnson DE
Dallas
Anthony Spencer LB
Denver
Ryan Clady OT
Indianapolis
Pat McAfee P
Kansas City
Branden Albert OT
Miami
Randy Starks DT

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NFL Media services contributed to this report 

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