JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have tagged Cam Robinson again.
Robinson, the Jaguars' starting left tackle the past five seasons, has received the Jaguars' franchise tag. This marks the second consecutive season the team has used the NFL's roster mechanism on Robinson.
Robinson, a second-round selection by the Jaguars in the 2017 NFL Draft, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 16 – the opening day of the NFL's 2022 League Year. Placing the tag on Robinson effectively prevents him from becoming a free agent.
The NFL's deadline for applying the franchise tag is Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Under NFL rules, teams can apply a franchise or transition tag to one prospective free agent each offseason. Applying the franchise tag to Robinson means another team would have to give the Jaguars two first-round draft selections to sign him as a free agent.
It also means he will play under a one-year contract in 2022 unless he and the Jaguars agree to a long-term deal.
Robinson (6-feet-6, 335 pounds), who has started 61 games in five seasons and who missed 14 games in 2018 because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, also has the option of not signing the tag. In that scenario, he would not play or be paid.