NFL releases 2014 franchise, transition tag numbers

The 2014 NFL salary cap will be $133 million, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Friday. According to Breer, below are the following official franchise and transition tag numbers per position for next season. The franchise tag amount is the average of the top five salaries at each position for each year, while the transition tag starts with the average of the top 10 salaries for each season at each position. Teams can only use each tag for one player per season.

Franchise tags

Quarterback: $16.192 million
Running back: $9.54 million
Wide receiver: $12.312 million
Tight end: $7.035 million
Offensive lineman: $11.654 million  
Defensive end: $13.116 million
Defensive tackle: $9.654 million 
Linebacker: $11.455 million 
Cornerback: $11.834 million
Safety: $8.433 million
Kicker/punter: $3.556 million

Transition tags

Quarterback: $14.666 million
Running back: $8.033 million
Wide receiver: $10.176 million
Tight end: $6.106 million
Offensive lineman: $10.039 million  
Defensive end: $10.633 million
Defensive tackle: $8.060 million 
Linebacker: $9.754 million 
Cornerback: $10.081 million
Safety: $7.253 million
Kicker/punter: $3.205 million

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