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Recapping 2012 franchise tags

The 2012 deadline for NFL teams to place franchise tags has come and gone. We look at the players that were, and weren't tagged, and how that affects the Chicago Bears' free-agency plans.

The NFL franchise tag deadline was today at 3 p.m. CT. Here is a rundown of those players hit with the franchise tag: Offense Quarterbacks: Drew Brees (NO) Running backs: Matt Forte (CHI); Ray Rice (BAL) Wide receivers: DeSean Jackson (PHI); Wes Welker (NE); WR Dwayne Bowe Offensive linemen: None Tight ends: Fred Davis (WAS) Defense Defensive linemen: Cliff Avril (DET); Calais Campbell (ARI...

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