The deadline to sign franchise-tagged players to long-term deals passed at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Near the end of an unprecedented offseason, very few of the players who received a franchise or transition tag agreed to terms with their teams on new deals, and some players have yet to even sign their tag, in hopes of an 11th-hour agreement or a trade.
Here's the status on those tagged players:
Shaq Barrett, EDGE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Signed franchise tag. Barrett said Tuesday that he would be signing his tag and the team announced Wednesday that he did. He has also filed a grievance believing he should be designated a defensive end rather than a linebacker and the grievance is ongoing, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Bucs pass rusher told NFL Network on Tuesday that he was not hopeful the two sides would get a deal done and one did not. However, Barrett's agent Drew Rosenhaus told Rapoport, "There will not be a long-term deal at this time, but [we are] optimistic Shaq's future in Tampa [is] long-term."
Kenyan Drake, RB, Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals running back was slapped with the transition tag earlier this year. Drake and Arizona are not close on a long-term deal, but their deadline to agree to terms is not until July 22 at 4 p.m. ET, Rapoport reported. Nonetheless, Drake tweeted his focus wasn't centered on an extension, but in preparing for the season and staying healthy -- along with everyone else.
"I'm not too concerned about signing an extension currently," Drake tweeted. "That'll come in due time. Right now I'm focused on everyday getting in the best shape of my life to help this team play winning football. Everything else will run its course. Stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask."
Bud Dupree, EDGE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Signed franchise tag. Dupree signed his franchise tag on April 23. However, the pass rusher is filing a grievance with hopes that he'll be paid as a defensive end rather than a linebacker.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Signed franchise tag. Green signed his franchise tag on July 17 and will report to training camp with the rest of the team.
Anthony Harris, S, Minnesota Vikings: Signed franchise tag. Harris signed his franchise tag on April 17. Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Harris would not reach a long-term deal with the Vikings and would play out the 2020 season on the tag.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans: Agreed to long-term deal. Henry, who signed his franchise tag on April 2, agreed to a long-term contract just ahead of the deadline for four years, $50 million, per Rapoport.
Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers: Signed franchise tag. Henry signed his franchise tag on April 13. The Chargers TE did not expect to reach a long-term deal with Los Angeles and will play out his one-year deal, per Rapoport.
Chris Jones, DT, Kansas City Chiefs: Agreed to four-year deal. Jones never signed his franchise tag with Kansas City. The two sides reached an agreement on a four-year contract worth $85 million on Tuesday, just over a day out from the deadline.
Matthew Judon, EDGE, Baltimore Ravens: Signed franchise tag. Judon signed his franchise tag on May 28. Judon, who plays outside linebacker and defensive end, will earn $16.808 million on the tag, a midpoint between the rate for LBs and DEs and the product of a "rare compromise," Pelissero reported.
Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars: Ngakoue has yet to sign his franchise tag and has vowed to not play for the Jaguars this season. There remains interest from teams in trading for the Jacksonville DE. Rapoport reported Tuesday that an Ngakoue swap would be "difficult" and "complicated" to pull off but "not impossible."
Less than two hours before the deadline, Pelissero reported, per sources, that Jacksonville has received "multiple trade offers" for Ngakoue, including one involving a Pro Bowl player. However, the Jaguars have not received enough value to deal Ngakoue and are "in no rush" to deal him.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Signed franchise tag. Prescott signed his exclusive franchise tag on June 22. The QB did not reach a long-term deal with Dallas before the deadline, Pelissero reported.
Brandon Scherff, G, Washington: Signed franchise tag. Scherff signed his franchise tag on April 8.
Justin Simmons, S, Denver Broncos: Signed franchise tag. Simmons signed his franchise tag on July 14. The Broncos safety was not expected to reach a long-term deal with Denver, per Rapoport.
Joe Thuney, G, New England Patriots: Signed franchise tag. Thuney signed his franchise tag on March 19. The Pats guard was not expected to reach a long-term deal with New England, per Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Giardi.
Leonard Williams, DL, New York Giants: Signed franchise tag. Williams signed his franchise tag on April 22 and was expected to play out the one-year deal, per Rapoport.