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Official NFL 2016 franchise, transition tag numbers released on eve of deadline

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There is just one day remaining for teams to decide whether to use the franchise tag this year and the NFLPA has released their official franchise tag numbers. Each team not only must decide whether to use a tag, but which of them they want to use.

There are quite a few teams who must make a tough decision, including the Broncos with Von Miller and the Chiefs with Eric Berry.

There are three kinds:

1. Exclusive-rights franchise tags

Keeps the player under contract for the upcoming season without other teams being able to make an offer.

2. Nonexclusive Franchise Tag

Allows the player to sign an offer sheet with another team. Should the original team opt not to match that offer, they would receive two first round draft picks in return.

Here are the franchise tag figures:

Cornerback

$13,952,000

Defensive End

$15,701,000

Defensive Tackle

$13,615,000

Linebacker

$14,129,000

Offensive Lineman

13,706,000

Punter/Kicker

$4,572,000

Quarterback

$19,953,000

Running Back

$11,789,000

Safety

$10,806,000

Tight End

$9,118,000

Wide Receiver

$14,599,000

3. Transition tag

Allows the player to sign an offer sheet with another team with the original team having the opportunity to match it. Should they opt not to match it (or be unable to match it) the player would be signed away with the original team receiving no compensation.

Here are the figures for the transition tag:

Cornerback

$11,913,000

Defensive End

$12,734,000

Defensive Tackle

$10,875,000

Linebacker

$11,925,000

Offensive Lineman

$11,902,000

Punter/Kicker

$4,123,000

Quarterback

$17,696,000

Running Back

$9,647,000

Safety

$9,116,000

Tight End

$7,713,000

Wide Receiver

$12,268,000


To see the list of players most likely to receiver a franchise tag this year, click here.