The Atlanta Falcons will be faced with several tough decisions in the coming weeks as the NFL's free agency period looms on the horizon. One decision pertaining to William Moore appears to already be eliminating options. As Ian Rapoport noted on Tuesday evening, the Falcons are not expected to use their franchise tag for any player on the roster this offseason, including their Pro Bowl strong safety. While Rapoport says Moore is a priority to re-sign, deciding not to use a tag on him could result in a bidding war for Atlanta. Using the franchise tag on Moore would cost the Falcons approximately $6.8 million, which isn't an absurd amount considering how pricey some of the other positions cost. Troy Polamalu currently has the highest base salary for safeties, making $7.5 million.
Falcons not expected to use franchise tag in 2013
The Falcoholic | Feb 20