Archuleta tops chart from ’07 for franchise/transition tenders

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PHOENIXThe NFLPA released the official 2008 franchise and transition tender amounts at its annual meeting Thursday afternoon.

The numbers are based on the top five and top 10 players at each position using salary-cap numbers from 2007. Its no surprise that quarterbacks will again be highest with a franchise number of $10.73 million and a transition figure of $9.5 million.

The highest cap number for a safety in 2007? The Bears Adam Archuleta at $5.095 million. Tenth on the list was Mike Brown at $3,106,666. Archuletas base salary for 2008 is $730,000 as the bulk of his money has already come.

There were two other Bears in the top 10 at their position for these calculations:

Cornerback Charles Tillman was 10th at $5,372,666.

Linebacker Lance Briggs was sixth at $7.206 million.

It will cost the Bears $7.848 million to place the franchise tag on Bernard Berrian if general manager Jerry Angelo so desires. There were two receivers in the entire league with a higher cap figure in 2007Dallas Terrell Owens and Indianapolis Marvin Harrison.

The numbers

Franchise Tag Numbers

QB – 10,730,000

RB – 6,538,000

WR – 7,848,000

TE – 4,522,000

P/K – 2,514,000

OL – 7,455,000

DE – 8,879,000

DT – 6,363,000

LB – 8,065,000

S – 4,396,000

CB – 9,465,000

Transition Tag Numbers

QB – 9,560,000

RB – 5,699,000

WR – 6,872,000

TE – 3,733,000

P/K – 2,245,000

OL – 6,895,000

DE – 7,679,000

DT – 5,654,000

LB – 7,335,000

S – 3,893,000

CB – 7,659,000

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