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Franchise period begins today

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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The NFL franchise tag period began today and will run through March 5. Teams have the option of placing the tag on one player set to hit free agency. It is a one year deal. The salary was previously calculated by the average of the top-five highest paid contracts at that position from the previous year. A new complicated formula was written into the new CBA and, in part, incorporates the tag numbers from the last five years. The Packers are most-likely to use the franchise tag on tight end Jermichael Finley if a long-term deal can't be reached. Quarterback Matt Flynn and center Scott Wells are the other two top Green Bay free agents. Flynn is expected to walk for the opportunity to start elsewhere. The Packers would like to sign Wells, who made his first Pro Bowl in 2011. He makes all of the offensive line calls and is a favorite of Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. NFL.com reported these franchise tag numbers and the difference from the last two seasons: Quarterback: $14.4 million (down from $16.1 million in 2011, $16.4 million in 2010) Running back: $7.7 million (down from $9.6 million in 2011, $8.2 million in 2010) Wide receiver: $9.4 million (down from 11.4 million in 2011, $9.5 million in 2010) Tight end: $5.4 million (down from $7.3 million in 2011, $5.9 million in 2010) Offensive line: $9.4 million (down from $10.1 million in 2011, $10.7 million in 2010) Defensive end: $10.6 million (down from $13 million in 2011, $12.4 million in 2010) Defensive tackle: $7.9 million (down from $12.5 million in 2011; it was $7 million in 2010) Linebacker: $8.8 million (down from $10.1 million in 2011, $9.7 million in 2010) Cornerback: $10.6 million (down from $13.5 million in 2011; tag was $9.6 million in 2010) Safety: $6.2 million (down from $8.8 million in 2011, $6.5 million in 2010)

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