The Miami Dolphins have placed a non-exclusive their franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
The move by the Dolphins came on the first day that teams could assign franchise tags.
The tag’s value is expected to be about $16m. Landry made $894,000 last season.
Miami still hope to sign Landry to a multi-year deal, a person familiar with the team’s plans said.
Landry had a franchise-record 112 catches – which was the most in the NFL – and a career-high nine touchdowns in 2017, the final season of the contract he signed before his rookie season.
He has been selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls and has 400 career receptions, a record for a fourth-year player.
The non-exclusive tag allows Landry to sign an offer sheet with another team. The Dolphins could match that offer, and if Landry leaves, they would receive two first-round picks from his new team. Miami also could withdraw the tag.