I understand RH; but when you set that "franchise" tag on a player, who sets that 1 yr salary? An arbitration board?
I just hope that the Bengal's FO deals with Rudi in good faith, considering what he has accomplished. Now he doesn't deserve a 5 yr contract or an outrageous sum of money... and if he is dead set on thinking he deserves that, then it's not the Bengal's fault if they tell him "adios".
Again... what are the Bengal's salary cap restraints (if any)?