The NFL offseason is in full swing and we are getting the list of franchise tags together just so we know where the free agents stand as of this time.
Note, most of these are rumors, but we want to keep a tab on who could be off the market for the Cardinals as we get to the real free agent time of the year.
Bud Dupree - Pittsburgh Steelers (Twitter)
Hunter Henry - Los Angeles Chargers (Twitter)
Matthew Judon - Baltimore Ravens (Twitter)
Justin Simmons - Denver Broncos (Twitter)
A.J. Green - Cincinnati Bengals (Twitter)
Yannick Ngakoue - Jacksonville Jaguars (Twitter)
Brandon Scherff - Washington Redskins (Twitter)
Shaquil Barrett - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Twitter)
Chris Jones - Kansas City Chiefs (Twitter)
A number of teams are going the route of controlling the situation. Not in the sense of making sure they keep their guy, but they will use the franchise tag to extend the window to trade a player.
The Jags and Ravens seem extremely likely to do that.
Both Ngakoue and Judon are proven pass rush commodities. They both could be like Chandler Jones, and if that means trading the 40th pick to get a long-term pass rusher across from Jones, would you do it?