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Old 02-15-2011, 05:52 AM   #2265
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The Philadelphia Eagles placed their franchise tag on Michael Vick on Tuesday, the team announced.

In addition, the Eagles announced that they have placed the transition tag on kicker David Akers. Under rules of the past collective bargaining agreement, the transition tag allowed teams to match any offer given to the designated player in free agency. It is uncertain if franchise and transition tags will be part of the next CBA.

ESPN.com reported last month that the Eagles would franchise Vick. If franchise tags are upheld, the move will tie Vick to Philadelphia for the 2011 season and put the Eagles in a better position to potentially trade Kevin Kolb, who wants to start somewhere next season.

Logan Mankins received the New England Patriots' franchise tag on Monday. But no players are expected to sign franchise tags while the NFLPA challenges their validity.


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