During an appearance at the NFL's scouting combine, Miami coach Tony Sparano revealed what we would all have found out soon enough: The Dolphins will not use the franchise-tag designation to secure any of their pending free agents.
The decision means that a couple of talented free agents will hit the market -- and, assuming that they do not re-sign with Miami, will leave the resurgent club with some major holes to fill. Amongst the group that had franchise-tag potential was linebacker Channing Crowder, whom the Dolphins basically forced out the door with a reportedly low extension offer.
Tony Sparano: Dolphins Won't Use Franchise Tag on Anyone originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:43:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.