Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has applied the franchise tag on a key defensive player for the second straight year. Defensive tackle Kawann Short has received the non-exclusive franchise tag from the Panthers, the same designation that cornerback Josh Norman received one year ago. Norman’s tag eventually was rescinded, and he was allowed to walk — shockingly — to the Washington Redskins in free agency after it appeared he’d stay in Charlotte.
Josh Doctson missed much of the 2016 season with an Achilles tendon injury. He showed progress of a recovery on Friday as he posted videos of himself doing football drills on his social media.
The San Francisco 49ers need a quarterback. Colin Kaepernick needs a place to play. So it would make sense for the two sides to at least hear each other out.
Jameis Winston is recruiting DeSean Jackson, saying Wednesday that he would love to play with the free-agent wideout. Do the Buccaneers have a chance to sign Jackson away from the Redskins?