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|
|Defensive end||$12,455,000||$12,623,000||9.86 percent|
|Defensive tackle||$9,168,000||$9,291,000||7.26 percent|
|Offensive line||$11,109,000||$11,258,000||8.8 percent|
|Running back||$9,060,000||$9,182,000||7.17 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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