No deal reportedly expected for Joe Thuney ahead of Wednesday deadline

Ryan Hannable
July 15, 2020 - 11:36 am

As expected, it looks like Joe Thuney will play the 2020 season under the franchise tag and make just under $15 million.

Wednesday afternoon is the deadline for players who were hit with the franchise tag to sign contract extensions, but according to NFL Media's Mike Giardi things are "all quiet" on the Thuney front.

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A few weeks ago, this might have been an issue and the organization may have felt more compelled to try and get an extension done, but with the increase in cap space the team gained over the weekend thanks to the Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez grievances being settled it isn’t as necessary.

The Patriots now have just under $8 million in cap space to work with, so Thuney’s big hit can be handled.

For Thuney, he gets paid now and then has a chance to get a big long-term deal next offseason.

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