NFL, NFLPA release franchise tag numbers

The guessing game on franchise tag numbers is over.

In a memo obtained by Albert Breer, the NFL and NFL Players Association finalized the official non-exclusive franchise and transition designation amounts for the 2013 league year.

These figures clarify what must be spent on a tagged player, but they also trigger leverage points as teams and agents negotiate long-term contracts. In that sense, it's a relief to get some clarity on these numbers.

Here they are:

Position Franchise/Transition
Quarterback: 14,896,000/13,068,000
Running back: 8,219,000/6,970,000
Wide receiver: 10,537,000/8,867,000
Tight end: 6,066,000/5,194,000
Offensive lineman: 9,828,000/8,709,000
Defensive tackle: 8,450,000/7,039,000
Defensive end: 11,175,000/9,151,000
Linebacker: 9,619,000/8,358,000
Cornerback: 10,854,000/9,095,000
Safety: 6,916,000/6,002,000
Kicker/punter: 2,977,000/2,700,000

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