NFL, NFLPA set franchise tag amounts

Using the franchise tag remains an expensive proposition for NFL teams even with the rise of the salary cap to a $155.27 million limit for the 2016 fiscal year.
The NFL Players Association released the official salary-cap figures for franchise tenders Monday.
Here are the numbers:
2016 franchise tag
Cornerback     $13,952,000 Defensive end     $15,701,000 Defensive tackle     $13,615,000 Linebacker     $14,129,000 Offensive Lineman     13,706,000 Punter-kicker     $4,572,000 Quarterback     $19,953,000 Running back     $11,789,000 Safety     $10,806,000 Tight end     $9,118,000
Wide receiver     $14,599,000
2016 transition tag: Cornerback     $11,913,000 Defensive end     $12,734,000 Defensive tackle     $10,875,000 Linebacker     $11,925,000 Offensive lineman     $11,902,000 Punter-kicker     $4,123,000 Quarterback     $17,696,000 Running back     $9,647,000 Safety     $9,116,000 Tight end     $7,713,000
Wide receiver     $12,268,000
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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