The New Orleans Saints are in a bit of a bind entering the 2012 NFL offseason with three players who are franchise-tag candidates. The franchise tag will likely be used on quarterback Drew Brees if a long term deal can't be done. Saints free agent offensive lineman Carl Nicks hopes that the talks between Brees and the Saints go slow, because he doesn't want to get tagged.
I don't want to be franchised!!!!— Carl Nicks (@bigbrickhouse77) February 29, 2012
Teams have until March 5 to tender free agents with the franchise tag, Nicks is expected to get his wish to avoid the franchise tag. Nicks will be one of the most sought after free agent offensive lineman on the open market in 2012.