With the salary cap for 2014 now set at $133 million the cost of the franchise tag for safety has also increased.
When it was anticipated that the cap would increase to $126M to re-tag Byrd would’ve cost 120% of his previous year’s salary or $8.3M since it was the greater amount, but now it appears that the new salary cap figure will push the franchise figure for safeties to $8.43M.
Here are the rest of the franchise tag amounts by position courtesy of CBSSports Jason LaCanfora.
2014 franchise #s. QB-$16.91M; RB $9.54M; WR $12.1M; TE $7.05M; OL $11.7M; DE $13.1M; DT $9.65M; LB $11.5M; CB $11.8M; S $8.43M; K/P $3.56M
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 1, 2014
Tags: franchise tag, Salary cap
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