Next key date for franchise-tagged players: July 15

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March 1 has come and gone, with nine otherwise free agents now restricted by the franchise tag. The next key deadline in this deadline-driven industry arrives in four-and-one-half months. The franchise-tagged players and their teams now have until July 15 to negotiate long-term contracts. Otherwise, the franchise-tagged players can play under only a one-year deal…

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