Franchise and Transition Salaries

A look at the salaries paid out for the 2006 franchise and transition players.

2006 Franchise/Transition Salaries
A player that has the franchise tag placed on him receives the average of the top five salaries at his position. A player that has the transition tag placed on him receives the average of the top 10 salaries at his position. Below are those salaries for 2006.

OFFENSE
Position Franchise Transition
Quarterback $8.8 million $8.327 million
Running Back $6.085 million $5.153 million
Wide Receiver $6.172 million $5.160 million
Tight End $3.327 million $2.718 million
Offensive Line $6.99 million $6.391 million
Kickers/Punters $2.468 million $2.045 million
DEFENSE
Defensive End $8.332 million $7.075 million
Defensive Tackle $5.656 million $4.463 million
Linebacker $7.169 million $6.144 million
Cornerback $5.9 million $4.744 million
Safety $4.1 million $3.592 million

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