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Franchise Loadholt? Not likely

Phil Loadholt (Bob Levey/Getty)

Fans may be concerned about the Vikings losing Phil Loadholt, but the numbers don't add up for them to use the franchise tag on him.

For weeks, some Vikings fans have been agonizing over the potential loss of pending unrestricted free agent Phil Loadholt, saying the team needs to use its franchise tag on Loadholt if they can't re-sign him before he hits the free-agent market. The franchise and transition numbers arrived this week, throwing some cold water on those who didn't have a ballpark estimate on the price of franchise... Recommended Stories