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NFL franchise tag 2015: Here's everyone who got tagged

From Demaryius Thomas to Justin Houston, everyone in between, and everyone on the outside looking in, here's your 2015 NFL franchise tag coverage.

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Note: Click a link to go the team's respective SB Nation blog covering the news.

Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, wide receiver

The Broncos placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Demaryius, allowing him to talk to other teams while he and the Broncos negotiate a long-term deal. Demaryius will cost the Broncos over $12 million in 2015, making him the third-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL this season.

Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, linebacker

It was a busy day for the AFC West, as the NFL's reigning sack-leader was tagged by the Kansas City Chiefs, also with a non-exclusive designation. Houston had 22 sacks in 2014, and unless he and the Chiefs work out a long-term deal, it will be another contract year for the Chiefs pass rusher.

Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver

DeMarco Murray will hit free agency, while the Cowboys try to come to terms with their star wide receiver.

Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants, defensive end

Dude's a beast, and was beastly in 2014 despite his team's struggles.

Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots, kicker

This opens the door for Devin McCourty to sign with the Bron-- err, I mean, hit free agency.

Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins, tight end

Clay received the Dolphins' transition tag, the team announced. The Broncos were rumored to have interest in the tight end/fullback.

Notables not tagged

Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos, tight end

The likelihood that Julius Thomas will return to the Broncos - already low - dropped a smidge with the news Monday. Until Demaryius was tagged, there remained an outside chance that the Broncos could get a long-term deal done with D.T., enabling them to use the tag on Julius. That didn't happen.

Devin McCourty, New England Patriots, safety

McCourty is one of the best safeties in the NFL, and with Denver's Rahim Moore set to hit free agency, John Elway could be looking to upgrade. Hell, after back-to-back offseasons prying away former Patriots Wes Welker and Aqib Talib, some people are expecting Elway to make a push for McCourty.

Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions, defensive tackle

Suh will probably command a Peyton-Manning-like contract in free agency. I don't see the Broncos going this direction.