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NFL 2013 Salary Cap - Franchise/ Transitional Tags

NFL 2013 Salary Cap - Franchise/ Transitional Tags

NFL Veteran Free Agency and Trading Period –
Free Agency - March 12th thru July
Trading Period - March 12th thru mid October

The salary cap figures list Franchise non-exclusive and transition tags. Non-exclusive players must be tendered a one-year deal no less than the listed amount for their position, which is determined by the average of the top five salaries at their position. With the non-exclusive tag, the current team has the right to match any offer or get two 1st round choices in return. An exclusive Franchise tag ties him to his current team at a higher but undetermined price for one season. Both sides can continue to negotiate on a longer deal even after a franchise tag has been applied.

Photo – WR Percy Harvin - Vikings

NFL teams have until Monday March 4th to designate either franchise or transitional tags.
The transition tag is created by averaging the top 10 salaries at one position.

Draft Insiders.com March Free Agency 2013 Newsletter will have extensive NFL Free Agency scouting information – Available next Week

Franchise Tag by Position
QB: $14.896.M
RB: $8.219M
WR: $10.537M
TE: $6.066M
OL: $9.828M
DT: $8.45M
DE: $11.175M
LB: $9.619M
CB: $10.854M
S: $6.916M
K/P: $2.977M

Transition Tag by Position
QB: $13.068M
RB $6.97M
WR: $8.867M
TE: $5.194M
OL: $8.709M
DT: $ 7.039
DE: $9.151M
LB: $8.358M
CB: $9.095M
S: $6.002M
K/P: $2.7M

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does regular sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College and NFL Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports and appeared on several CBS TV shows. He has worked for NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites over the past twenty years. He has been a player consultant for numerous player agents and has helped formulate their off and post season training programs related to the NFL Draft and Free Agency.