Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
I think Steinbach is getting the franchise tag.

He'll be a Bengal at least 1 more year. They need him.
I believe using the franchise tag on him guarantees him a top five salary for all offensive lineman (not just guards). That being the case, there's no way they franchise him because the main reason he's not already signed is they don't want to pay a guard (even a good one) tackle-type money, especially since they signed Levi and Willie to big extensions in the past year.