Originally Posted by CowboysLaw87
Not much of a risk, because you can release a player of his franchise tag up until a certain date. If we can't find a suitor we can "untag" Spencer at no cost.
With all these teams switching to a 3-4 (Browns, Saints, Eagles), I don't see why giving up a 3rd and 4th for a premier 3-4 OLB is unrealistic when it allows a team to acquire exclusive negotiating rights to Spencer. They would acquire Spencer on the 1-year, 10.6M franchise tag and have until July to sign him to an extension, which they would obviously have no trouble doing because they would've already laid the groundwork on the deal with Jordan Woy before pulling the trade.
If he signs the Franchise tag, then you can't rescind it. You either have to pay him or trade him. If you can't trade him, then you're stuck paying him.
You would have to sign Johnson before the draft. If Spencer signed the tag, then you would have to pay both of them if a trade did not work out.
If Dallas can get picks by Franchising Spencer, then wouldn't Cincinnati Franchise Johnson and try to get picks for him also?