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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dallas Clark Earns Highest Tight End Salary Cap Number



Cash consideration: To tag or not to tag

Source: NFLPA

February 23, 2010

Even with the likelihood of a free agency market operating in an uncapped year for the first time since the salary cap was instituted in 1994, NFL teams still have the option of restricting key players with franchise or transition tags that would allow the team to match free agent offers or receive draft picks as compensation. If a player is designated a franchise player, he is guaranteed a 2010 salary that is the average of the salary cap figure for the top five players at his position last season or 120% of his 2009 salary — whichever is greater. A transition tag would garner a tender that is the average of the top 10 salaries of a player's position. A rundown of the 2010 franchise and transition tender amounts:

Tight end

Highest 2009 salary cap number: Dallas Clark, Indianapolis ($6.773M)

Franchise number: $5.908M

Transition number: $5.248M

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