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Franchise tag numbers for 2014 are set


With the 2014 salary cap determined to be $133 million, the franchise tenders can be calculated.

According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the various franchise tags are as follows:

Quarterback: $16.912 million.

Running back: $9.54 million.

Receiver: $12.312 million.

Tight end: $7.035 million.

Offensive line: $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.

So far, three tags have been applied. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will be entitled to a one-year salary of $13.116 million. Jets kicker Nick Folk will be eligible for a one-year, $3.556 million deal.

As to Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, he’ll either get $7.035 million as a tight end or $12.312 million as a receiver.

The period for applying the franchise tag expires on Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET.