Here are the franchise and transition numbers for each position, along with a list of players who could receive the franchise or transition tag as determined by the PFW staff. Players who would be restricted free agents in an uncapped year but unrestricted free agents in a capped year are denoted with an asterisk. (Positions are listed in descending order from highest franchise tender to lowest):http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns
Tenders: $16.405 million (franchise); $14.546 million (transition).
Franchise-tag candidates: None. Teams usually lock up promising QBs early.
Tenders: $12.398 million; $10.193 million.
Franchise-tag candidate: Raiders DE Richard Seymour(notes). Oakland traded a first-round draft pick for Seymour and doesn’t want to lose him after one season.
Tenders: $10.731 million; $9.142 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: Steelers OT Willie Colon(notes)*, Saints OG Jahri Evans(notes)*, Chargers OT Marcus McNeill(notes).*
Skinny: Young tackles are at a premium.
Tenders: $9.680 million; $8.373 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: Colts MLB Gary Brackett(notes), Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil(notes)*, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman(notes)*, Buccaneers MLB Barrett Ruud(notes)*, Texans MLB DeMeco Ryans(notes)*.
Skinny: In a capped year, the market for LBs would be robust.
Tenders: $9.566 million; $8.056 million.
Franchise-tag candidate: Texans CB Dunta Robinson(notes). Robinson received the franchise tag last year and could get it again in an uncapped year.
Tenders: $9.521 million; $8.651 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: Chargers WR Vincent Jackson(notes)*, Broncos WR Brandon Marshall(notes).*
Skinny: Both are No. 1-caliber receivers.
Tenders: $8.156 million; $7.151 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: None. Teams seeking starting RBs will have to look hardest in the draft, not free agency.
Tenders: $7.003 million; $6.353 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: Titans DT Tony Brown*, Steelers NT Casey Hampton(notes), 49ers NT Aubrayo Franklin(notes), Patriots NT Vince Wilfork(notes).
Skinny: Wilfork is one of the NFL’s top interior linemen. Hampton and Franklin could be coveted by teams employing the 3-4.
Tenders: $6.455 million; $6.011 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: Rams S O.J. Atogwe*, Colts S Antoine Bethea(notes)*, Packers S Nick Collins(notes)*.
Skinny: All three safeties are ballhawks.
Tenders: $5.908 million; $5.248 million.
Franchise-tag candidate: Texans TE Owen Daniels(notes)*. He comes off a season-ending knee injury but is a force when healthy.
Tenders: $2.814 million; $2.629 million.
Franchise-tag candidates: Falcons P Michael Koenen(notes)*, Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski(notes), Steelers PK Jeff Reed(notes).
Skinny: The low franchise number makes using the tag attractive to some clubs.