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NFL releases cap, franchise tag values

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02:49 PM ET 12.26 | The NFL salary cap in 2013 will be set at or just under $121 million, according to NFL Network. Here are the tentative franchise and transition tag figures for each position, in millions. These numbers were distributed at the annual meeting of team owners in December and will like be finalized in March, according to NFL. com's Ian Rapoport: QB: Franchise: $14.642; Transition: $12.845 RB: Franchise: $8.079; Transition: $6.851 WR: Franchise: $10.357; Transition: $8.716 TE: Franchise: $5.962; Transition: $5.105 OL: Franchise: $9.660; Transition: $8.560 DT: Franchise: $8.306; $6.919 DE: Franchise: $10.984; Transition: $8.994 LB: Franchise: $9.455; Transition: $8.216 CB: Franchise: $10.668; Transition: $8.939 S: Franchise: $6.798; $5.899 K/P: Franchise: $2.926; Transition: $2.654

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December 26, 2012  04:58 PM ET

Anthony Spencer gonna get a nice chunk of change.

December 26, 2012  05:37 PM ET

No one worth franchising in Pittsburgh....

December 26, 2012  06:14 PM ET

Wouldn't have thought a defensive end was that valuable? Punters and kickers were about right.

December 26, 2012  07:57 PM ET
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Wouldn't have thought a defensive end was that valuable?

The franchise tag number is based on the highest salaries at that position. So, when Buffalo made the mistake of giving a gazillion dollars to Mario Williams, it really skewed the numbers for defensive ends. Likewise, the Megatron deal jacked up the dollars for wide receivers. Megatron has at least done something for the money. Williams has been DOA in Buffalo.

 
December 27, 2012  11:10 AM ET

Nice to see OL creeping up in value; they have been under-appreciated for a while. TE seems to be under-rated, but that may change when Gronk signs a contract.

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