With Arian Foster Signing, Will The Texans Even Use The Franchise Tag Today?

With this morning's glorious news that Arian Foster has inked a long-term deal to stay in Houston, will your Houston Texans even utilize the franchise tag they have available to them before today's 3 p.m. CST deadline?

I'm guessing no. More after the jump.

Given the respective costs of franchising Mario Williams and Chris Myers, coupled with the Texans' cap situation, I can't see them tagging either of those guys. Mike Brisiel is certainly a candidate to re-sign with the Texans, but no way he's getting tagged. As the last two hours before the franchise tag deadline tick down, make your feelings known in the poll and expound upon them in the Comments.

Much, much more on Arian Foster's new deal to come later today/tonight. In short, I freaking love it; thought it was a masterstroke by Rick Smith and a very heady move by Arian Foster and his representatives.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker