Transition and Franchise Tags Around The NFL

Most of us know that Chris McAlister has been slapped with the franchise tag by the Ravens preventing him from entering Free Agency later this week. Here is a list of what the other NFL teams have been up to.

Team Player Tag Notes
Arizona Elected not to use tags on either 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 Craig Hentrich Transition Would receive $1.3 million - average of top 10 punter salaries.
Tampa Bay Elected not to tag Super Bowl hero Dexter Jackson

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