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CBS Sports projects franchise tags

Posted by Chris Brown on February 18, 2014 – 1:07 pm

The actual franchise tag figures haven’t been released by the league yet but CBS Sports is using a former agent to project what they’ll be by position.

With debate about whether the new salary cap for 2014 will be a shade over $126M or $128M here’s a projection from CBSSports.com that projects tags for both figures.

2014 Projected franchise numbers
Position $126.3 million $128 million Salary cap percentage
Cornerback $11,238,000 $11,389,000 8.9 percent
Defensive end $12,455,000 $12,623,000 9.86 percent
Defensive tackle $9,168,000 $9,291,000 7.26 percent
Linebacker $10,878,000 $11,024,000 8.61 percent
Offensive line $11,109,000 $11,258,000 8.8 percent
Punter/kicker $3,377,000 $3,423,000 2.67 percent
Quarterback $16,060,000 $16,276,000 12.72 percent
Running back $9,060,000 $9,182,000 7.17 percent
Safety $8,008,000 $8,116,000 6.34 percent
Tight end $6,698,000 $6,788,000 5.3 percent
Wide receiver $11,520,000 $11,675,000 9.12 percent

Remember that if the Bills choose to franchise Jairus Byrd the cost would be higher since his raise under the rules would be based on his $6.9M salary last season. So his figure would be around $8.3M for Buffalo.


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