Franchise tag and transition tag numbers revealed for 2014
|03.01.14 at 12:00 am ET|
The salary cap information for 2014 has been released. Now, the franchise tag numbers have been unveiled. Here’s the complete list:
Quarterback: $16.192 million
Running back: $9.54 million
Wide receiver: $12.312 million
Tight end: $7.035 million
Offensive lineman: $11.654 million
Defensive end: $13.116 million
Defensive tackle: $9.654 million
Linebacker: $11.455 million
Cornerback: $11.834 million
Safety: $8.433 million
Kicker/punter: $3.556 million
Quarterback: $14.666 million
Running back: $8.033 million
Wide receiver: $10.176 million
Tight end: $6.106 million
Offensive lineman: $10.039 million
Defensive end: $10.633 million
Defensive tackle: $8.060 million
Linebacker: $9.754 million
Cornerback: $10.081 million
Safety: $7.253 million
Kicker/punter: $3.205 million
As of Friday night — and with the deadline looming Monday afternoon — three players had been hit with the franchise tag: New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham, New York Jets kicker Nick Folk and Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy. While it’s expected that Folk and Hardy will sign their tenders without an issue, an interesting situation could be brewing with Graham, who is a tight end in name only. The Saints’ premier pass catcher, he lined up in the slot and split wide more often than in a tradition tight end position over the last year, and as a result, could argue that he should be identified more as a wide receiver than a tight end. That would significantly impact his franchise tag number — the one-year franchise tag numbers for a wide receiver ($12.312 million) and tight end ($7.035 million) are considerably different. As more and more hybrid players like Graham emerge, expect more and more of these cases to pop up.
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