The big news this week was Philadelphia's decision to place the franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick. This means that Vick will earn an estimated $16 million dollars next season while both sides work on a long term deal.
The decision to use the tag on Vick to lock him up for another year makes all the sense in the world given the current NFL labor situation. Until the league owners and players' association can come up with a new collective bargaining agreement it would be hard for any team to fashion an extended year deal for one of its top players. This is why Indianapolis did the same thing with Peyton Manning this week.
A complete wrap-up of all the news from the NFL this past week can be found in my weekly article on ATS Sportsline (link is below).
News & Notes from the NFL