2008 franchise and transition tender amounts

These are official 2008 franchise and transition tender amounts according to the NFL Players Association. These figures are used to compute the one-year contract offers to franchise and transition players. Nate Clements' salary, for example, is the highest among cornerbacks and is used to figure both tender amounts at his position. The 49ers are not expected to use either designation this year.

An exclusive franchise player is offered a minimum of the average of the top five salaries at the player's position as of April 15, or 120 percent of the player's previous year's salary, whichever is greater. If the player is offered a minimum of the average of the top five salaries of last season at his position, he becomes a "non-exclusive" franchise player and can negotiate with other clubs. His old club can match a new club's offer or receive two first-round draft choices if it decides not to match.

A transition player must be offered a minimum of the average of the top 10 salaries of last season at the player's position or 120 percent of the player's previous year's 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 compensation.

Here are the top 10 player salaries used to determine the tender amounts at each position in 2008:

49ers players are in bold
Clements, Nate CB $12,266,666

McAlister, Chris CB $9,407,082
Surtain, Patrick CB $9,280,000
Jammer, Quentin CB $8,583,330
Samuel, Asante CB $7,790,000
Springs, Shawn CB $7,358,333
Henry, Anthony CB $5,600,000
David, Jason CB $5,525,000
Bailey, Champ CB $5,411,575
Tillman, Charles CB $5,372,666
Franchise $9,465,000
Transition $7,659,000


Peppers, Julius DE $12,437,500
Taylor, Jason DE $9,519,625
Smith, Justin DE $8,644,000
Kearse, Jevon DE $7,063,890
Strahan, Michael DE $6,728,285
Ellis, Shaun DE $6,725,000
Seymour, Richard DE $6,600,000
Gbaja-Biamila, Kabeer DE $6,571,428
Abraham, John DE $6,500,000
Kelsay, Chris DE $6,000,000
Franchise $8,879,000
Transition $7,679,000


Robertson, Dewayne DT $7,391,369
Sapp, Warren DT $6,297,000
Griffin, Cornelius DT $6,166,333
Haynesworth, Albert DT $6,041,669
Coleman, Roderick DT $5,917,500
Williams, Kevin DT $5,709,249
McFarland, Anthony DT $5,500,000
Jenkins, Kris DT $4,539,618
Bernard, Rocky DT $4,500,000
Williams, Pat DT $4,477,208
Franchise $6,363,000
Transition $5,654,000


Lewis, Ray LB $9,428,571
Thomas, Zach LB $7,987,000
Brooking, Keith LB $7,692,226
Bulluck, Keith LB $7,608,668
Barnett, Nick LB $7,608,571
Briggs, Lance LB $7,206,000
Smith, Daryl LB $7,066,667
Colvin, Rosevelt LB $6,428,000
Peterson, Julian LB $6,300,000
Washington, Marcus LB $6,020,416
Franchise $8,065,000
Transition $7,335,000


Archuleta, Adam S $5,095,000
Huff, Michael S $4,800,000
Lewis, Michael S $4,095,000
Holt, Terrence S $4,000,000
Wilson, Adrian S $3,989,499
Wesley, Greg S $3,847,916
Williams, Roy S $3,507,379
Polamalu, Troy S $3,339,500
Sharper, Darren S $3,150,000
Brown, Mike S $3,106,666
Franchise $4,396,000
Transition $3,893,000


Jones, Walter OL $8,600,000
Anderson, Willie OL $7,600,000
Pace, Orlando OL $7,075,000
Adams, Flozell OL $7,000,000
Johnson, Al OL $7,000,000
Dockery, Derrick OL $6,750,000
Smith, Marvel OL $6,645,500
Samuels, Chris OL $6,200,000
Jennings, Jonas OL $6,042,000
Clifton, Chad OL $6,034,166
Franchise $7,455,000
Transition $6,895,000


Lindell, Rian P/K $3,260,000
Elam, Jason P/K $3,030,000
Scobee, Josh P/K $2,100,000
Kaeding, Nate P/K $2,100,000
Hanson, Jason P/K $2,080,000
Brown, Josh P/K $2,078,000
Vinatieri, Adam P/K $2,070,000
Janikowski, Sebastian P/K $1,952,835
Kasay, John P/K $1,900,000
Hentrich, Craig P/K $1,883,750
Franchise $2,514,000
Transition $2,245,000


Palmer, Carson QB $13,480,000
Favre, Brett QB $11,800,000
Manning, Eli QB $10,046,666
Hasselbeck, Matt QB $9,200,000
Bulger, Marc QB $9,123,000
Romo, Tony QB $8,916,666
McNabb, Donovan QB $8,553,911
Manning, Peyton QB $8,200,000
Leinart, Matt QB $8,110,000
Vick, Michael QB $7,572,857
Franchise $10,730,000
Transition $9,500,000


Tomlinson, LaDainian RB $7,066,666
James, Edgerrin RB $7,000,000
Taylor, Fred RB $6,600,000
Dunn, Warrick RB $6,278,336
McAllister, Deuce RB $5,745,000
Alexander, Shaun RB $5,700,000
Jordan, LaMont RB $5,400,000
Johnson, Rudi RB $4,550,000
Jones, Thomas RB $4,400,000
Foster, DeShaun RB $4,250,000
Franchise $6,538,000
Transition $5,699,000


Heap, Todd TE $4,900,000
Crumpler, Alge TE $4,708,333
Gonzalez, Tony TE $4,531,370
Shockey, Jeremy TE $4,371,667
Shiancoe, Odai TE $4,100,000
Gates, Antonio TE $3,825,000
Witten, Jason TE $2,795,000
Kleinsasser, Jim TE $2,750,000
Davis, Vernon TE $2,700,000
Lee, Donald TE $2,645,000
Franchise $4,522,000
Transition $3,733,000


Owens, Terrell WR $9,666,666
Harrison, Marvin WR $8,400,000
Holt, Torry WR $7,604,714
Johnson, Chad WR $7,165,370
Williams, Roy WR $6,403,334
Curtis, Kevin WR $6,333,333
Branch, Deion WR $5,980,000
Wayne, Reggie WR $5,880,000
Givens, David WR $5,700,000
Ward, Hines WR $5,585,000
Franchise $7,848,000
Transition $6,872,000

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