The Scarlet T

Captured, collated, and presented using the very latest HTML technology (well, actually, not...), here are the NFL players who got lovingly slapped with franchise and transition tags.

Team Player Tag Notes
Arizona     Elected not to use tags on either Jake Plummer or David Boston
Atlanta     Reached deal with Keith Brooking to avoid the use of the tag
Baltimore Chris McAlister Franchise McAlister wants to do a deal in Baltimore
Buffalo Peerless Price Franchise Gets average of top 5 WR salaries - around $5 million for a year. A team would lose two first-round draft choices to sign him. Bills may elect to trade him.
Carolina Todd Sauerbrun  Franchise Punter will recieve $1.47 million in 2003.
Cincinnati Takeo Spikes Transition Spikes will make $4.85 million if a long-term contract cannot be reached or Bengals are not forced to match.
Denver     Elected not to use franchise tag on LB Craig Clairborne
Green Bay Cletidus Hunt Transition Vonnie Holliday will probably be free to seek a new team. It is possible that Hunt could get offers. Would be paid $4.7 million in 2003.
Jacksonville Donovin Darius Franchise Will count over $3 mill against the cap for Jags.
Kansas City      
Minnesota Jim Kleinsasser Franchise TE will see salary leap to $3 million after making $500K in 2002.
New England Tebucky Jones Franchise Will get $3 million if not signed to a long-term deal by the Pats.
New Orleans      
New York Giants      
New York Jets      
Philadelphia     Eagles chose not to tag Hugh Douglas, who will get a number of excellent offers.
San Diego      
San Francisco      
Seattle Walter Jones Franchise Second consecutive year Jones has been franchised. Would earn over $5 million in 2003.
St. Louis Orlando Pace Franchise Pace was asking for a $20 million signing bonus, according to reports.
Tennessee Tennessee elected not to use the transition tag on P Craig Hentrich
Tampa Bay     Elected not to tag Super Bowl hero Dexter Jackson

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