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Franchise & Transition Tag Resource

Courtesy of www.NFLLabor.com , a good general reference page breaking down what each tag means and how players are compensated when being tagged.   Also do yourself a favor and follow the NFL Labor blog and Twitter for up to date info on the Labor Talks and CBA details.

A franchise player is a designated restricted or unrestricted free agent whose team must tender a one-year contract at the average of the five highest-paid players at the player’s position in 2009, or 120 percent of the player’s 2009 salary, whichever is greater.  A franchise player designation gives the club a first-refusal right to match within seven days an offer sheet given to the player by another club after his contract expires.  If the club matches, it retains the player.  If it does not match, it receives two first-round draft choices as compensation.

A transition player must be offered a minimum of the average of the top 10 salaries at the player’s position in 2009, or 120 percent of the player’s 2009 salary, whichever is greater.  A transition player designation gives the club a first-refusal right to match within seven days an offer sheet given to the player by another club after his contract expires.  If the club matches, it retains the player.  If it does not match, it receives no draft pick compensation from that club.

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  1. Jennell

    Perfect material! I have been hunting for something such as this for a time now. Cheers!

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