The Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs could soon have a grievance to deal with as it pertains to Jadeveon Clowney and Dee Ford.
Both teams used the non-exclusive franchise tag to lock up these pass rushers for the 2019 season, and both are registered as having done it under the linebacker position, per NFL communications after the deadline had passed.
The big deal here is that both players are clearly primarily pass rushers, which should garner them the kind of money defensive ends would get on the tag. And while both tag numbers are hefty, the defensive end tag is significantly more.
Defensive end: $17,128,000
As noted by noted salary cap expert Joel Corry of CBS Sports, this likely means it’s grievance time for these two stars.