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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is the first day teams can apply the franchise tag. This is a non-issue for the Jets, as none of their prospective free agents is worth the tag. Truth is, they probably won't have a franchise-tag candidate until 2020, when Leonard Williams is eligible for free agency (if he plays out his fifth-year option).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have agreed to terms with Brentson Buckner to become their defensive line coach, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times. Buckner spent the last five years as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive line coach.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets apparently will let OT Ben Ijalana test free agency. They have yet to exercise a $500,000 option bonus and the deadline was today, according to the NFL Network. The option would've triggered a $4.5 million base salary (non-guaranteed). The move saves the Jets $4.7 million on the cap. Ijalana, 28, has value because he can play left and right tackle. The Jets could try to re-sign him as a free agent.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

GM Kevin Colbert seems eager to see what CB Joe Haden and TE Vance McDonald do with a full Steelers calendar. "Having that type of player with us for the whole offseason will only enhance their abilities to help us," said Colbert about the two players, who were acquired in late August. Haden and McDonald carry a combined salary cap number of $16.2 million but would also fill big voids in the starting lineup.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting time for Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, who turned 26 on Sunday, two days before the start of franchise-tag season. The team wished Bell congratulations on social media, nodding his 2017 stats and a few highlight tapes. Teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster tweeted a picture of the pair with the message, "2018 is going to be something scaryyyy."

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson will interview Duce Staley and Mike Groh for vacant offensive coordinator position Monday, per source.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings made Todd Downing‘s hire official this morning. The Eden Prairie, MN native is headed back to the place that gave him his start in the NFL as a senior offensive assistant.