PFW: Taking into account a team’s salary-cap situation, which players do you see being named “franchise” players before the Feb. 22 deadline?
OT Jonas Jennings, Bills: He’s not a rare talent by any means, but Jennings has been solid in Buffalo. With ORT Mike Williams a candidate to move inside and Buffalo fearful a team will go overboard for Jennings — as Chicago did with Tait last season, paying him more than $14 million and $8.535 million in base salary — the franchise tag becomes the most viable, and manageable, option. The 27-year-old failed to play 16 games in each of his four pro seasons. Using the tag to keep Pro Bowl CB Nate Clements ($8.816 million) would be a stretch.