The Cowboys did not agree with DeMarcus Lawrence on a long-term deal by Monday's deadline to sign franchised players. The star defensive end will play this season under a $17.143 million franchise tag.
Ravens guard Marshal Yanda was placed on the physically unable to perform list Monday, which is presumably a precautionary measure for the six-time Pro Bowl player who suffered a season-ending ankle injury on Sept. 17.
After the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, Bell's agent told ESPN, "This now likely will be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler."
As expected, a long-term deal between the Los Angeles Rams and franchised safety Lamarcus Joyner was not reached by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, meaning Joyner is scheduled to become a free agent after this season.