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February 21, 2008

Hamlin is Franchised

An NFL source said the Dallas Cowboys have used the franchise tag on potential free agent safety Ken Hamlin.
This does not mean the Cowboys won't eventually come to a long-term deam with Hamlin before the season begins. They did not, however, want to risk losing him in free agency.
Hamlin, 27, is coming off a Pro Bowl season. He signed a one-year contract last off-season with the Cowboys, and it's obviously going to pay off in a major way.
The franchise tag on Hamlin is a one-year deal worth about $4.4 million. This is the first time the Cowboys have used the franchise tag since 2002, when they applied it to left tackle Flozell Adams.

- Mac Engel


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Good move. Although I would say losing either player is a risk, I would rather secure the player with a better upside and youth on their side. We don't want to re-live our cap horrors of '99 - '03.

What does this mean for Flozell and his chances to stay?

Good use of the tag leaves more room for Flo!

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