2017 NFL franchise tag deadline for long-term deals: Date, time, players, latest news .

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2017 NFL franchise tag deadline for long-term deals: Date, time, players, latest news

        

USA TODAY Published 8:06 a.m. ET July 17, 2017 | Updated 8:06 a.m. ET July 17, 2017

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For players who have received the franchise tag destination from their respective team, the window is closing to hammer out a long-term deal.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the deadline.

Date: Monday, July 17

Time: 4 p.m. ET

Franchise tag players

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins - The first quarterback to receive the designation in consecutive years, Cousins would earn $23.94 million if he plays out the season on the tag. Not reaching a long-term deal would set up a potentially massive showdown in 2018. If not tagged a third time for an estimated $34 million, Cousins would likely to be in line to be one of the most sought-after quarterbacks in recent history. 

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - After averaging a league-best 157 yards from scrimmage in 2016, Bell would earn $12.12 million this season if he remains tagged, putting him well ahead of his peers at running back for pay in 2017. The two-time Pro Bowl selection is coming off groin surgery and has said he's not concerned about his contract status.

Trumaine Johnson, CB, Los Angeles Rams - As a cornerback on his second consecutive franchise tag, Johnson is in line to earn $16.74 million if no long-term deal is reached. Los Angeles may want a closer look at how Johnson fits in with new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' scheme before committing to anything for the long term.

Franchised players who signed long-term deals

Chandler Jones, OLB, Arizona Cardinals: Signed five-year deal worth $82.5 million, with $53 million guaranteed.

Melvin Ingram, DE, Los Angeles Chargers: Signed four-year deal worth $66 million, with $42 million guaranteed.

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, New York Giants: Signed four-year deal worth $62 million, with $40 million guaranteed.

Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers: Signed five-year deal worth $80.5 million, with $35 million guaranteed.

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