Well, we knew it was coming: The Colts slapped the franchise tag on Dallas Clark. The price is totally reasonable <5 Million a year. If anyone wants to sign him, they give up 2 first round picks. I think we'd all do a little dance if that happened.
We’ve been critical of Dallas, but this is pretty clearly the right move. They can use him for one more year, and then wait until they have a first round pick in 09 to draft his replacement. The team might still negotiate a long term deal to lower the cap number, but it’s not mission critical.
UPDATE: Ok, so I’m not sure what I think of this, but the Colts have now reupped Clark for 6 years. For his sake, I hope he doesn’t drop the pen as he goes to sign the deal.