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The Chargers have franchised Melvin Ingram, the first time they've franchised a player since Vincent Jackson in 2011. Ingram has 18.5 sacks over the last 2 seasons, most on the Chargers.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Los Angeles Chargers officially placed the franchise tag on edge rusher Melvin Ingram, ensuring that they keep him paired with second-year pro Joey Bosa to form one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL. The last time the Chargers used the franchise tag was 2011 on WR Vincent Jackson.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

There's optimism in contract negotiations between the Chiefs and safety Eric Berry, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He reported Kansas City is making a strong push to re-sign Berry and is determined to keep him with the Chiefs. Berry has said he will not play another season as the Chiefs' franchise player. Wednesday is the deadline for teams to name franchise players.

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Last 2 seasons, Antonio Brown has 62 catches on throws that traveled 15 or more yards downfield. Next-closest player is Mike Evans with 56

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Chiefs making strong push to wrap up deal with S Eric Berry by Wednesday's tag deadline, per sources. Team determined to keep him in KC.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Antonio Brown collected $37.8M in cash over the past 5 years. He'll now make $72.71M over the next 5 years.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The franchise tag for a defensive end will be 10.14% of the salary cap, per source. That comes out to $17,035,200 for JPP and Giants if the cap is $168M.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

The five-year, $42-million deal the Steelers handed Antonio Brown after his second season was one of the best second contracts ever.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown's four-year extension for $68 M (per ESPN insider Adam Schefter) on a five-year deal overall will likely be structured with a sizable signing bonus to spread out over years and assuage the cap hit. The Steelers know this contract could have some dead money if Brown's play declines, especially if the last year of his precious deal ($4.71 M) stays on. But he turns 29 in July and will be 32 or 33 by the end of those years. Larry Fitzgerald is 33 and just led the league in receptions.