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Which potential Jets free agent targets received the franchise tag?

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NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Today was the deadline for teams to use the franchise tag. The tag allows teams to prevent potential free agents from hitting the market by giving them an expensive one year offer.

Five players received the tag. They were:

Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins

DeMarcus Lawrence, EDGE, Cowboys

LaMarcus Joyner, S, Rams

Ezekiel Ansah, EDGE, Lions

Le’veon Bell, RB, Steelers

The Jets could in theory still talk to most of these players and offer contracts. However, their original team would have the right to retain the player and match any contract offer made. And if the original team didn’t match, the Jets would have to surrender two first round picks. So for all intents and purposes, these guys are probably off the table.

Bell is the only player the Jets could not speak with even in theory because he received a more expensive version of the tag that takes speaking with other teams off the table.

The Jets had been linked at least in rumors with all of those players except Joyner.

In addition, one team used the transition tag instead of the franchise tag:

Kyle Fuller, CB, Bears

Fuller receives a less expensive one year offer from the Bears. He is free to speak with any team. While the Bears can match any offer to retain Fuller, the Jets or any other team would not have to surrender compensation if Chicago decided to not match.

Other key free agents such as Allen Robinson did not receive the tag.

Which players are you most disappointed to see get the tag? Which players are you most excited about not getting the tag?