Official Franchise, Transition Numbers

The Vikings had a few players who were the top-10 paid guys at their positions in 2007, contributing to the franchise and transition salaries to be paid in 2008. NFL teams will be deciding whether or not to assign a franchise or transition designation on their top free agents over the next two weeks, putting an important spin on the March free-agent signing period. See which Vikings made the list.

Cornerbacks

Position

Total

Franchise

Transition

Nate Clements CB 12,266,666
Chris McAlister CB 9,407,000
Patrick Surtain CB 9,280,000
Quetin Jammer CB 8,583,330
Asante Samuel CB 7,790,000
Shawn Springs CB 7,358,333
Anthony Henry CB 5,600,000
Jason David CB 5,525,000
Champ Bailey CB 5,411,575
Charles Tillman CB 5,372,666

Franchise

Transition
9,465,000 7,659,000
Defensive Ends
Julius Peppers DE 12,437,500
Jason Taylor DE 9,519,625
Justin Smith DE 8,644,000
Jevon Kearse DE 7,063,890
Michael Strahan DE 6,728,285
Shaun Ellis DE 6,725,000
Richard Seymour DE 6,600,000
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE 6,571,428
John Abraham DE 6,500,000
Chris Kelsay DE 6,000,0000

Franchise

Transition
8,879,000 7,679,000
Defensive Tackles
Dewayne Robertson DT 7,391,369
Warren Sapp DT 6,297,000
Cornelius Griffin DT 6,166,333
Albert Haynesworth DT 6,041,669
Roderick Coleman DT 5,917,500
Kevin Williams DT 5,709,249
Anthony McFarland DT 5,500,000
Kris Jenkins DT 4,539,618
Rocky Bernard DT 4,500,000
Pat Williams DT 4,477,208

Franchise

Transition
6,363,000 5,654,000

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

Franchise

Transition
8,065,000 7,335,000
Offensive Linemen
Walter Jones OL 8,600,000
Williie Anderson OL 7,600,000
Orlando Pace OL 7,075,000
Flozell Adams OL 7,000,000
Al Johnson OL 7,000,000
Derrick Dockery OL 6,750,000
Marvel Smith OL 6,645,500
Chris Samuels OL 6,200,000
Jonas Jennings OL 6,042,000
Chad Clifton OL 6,034,166

Franchise

Transition
7,455,000 6,895,000
Punters/Kickers
Rian Lindell P/K 3,260,000
Jason Elam P/K 3,030,000
Josh Scobee P/K 2,100,000
Nate Kaeding P/K 2,100,000
Jason Hanson P/K 2,080,000
Josh Brown P/K 2,078,000
Adam Vinatieri P/K 2,070,000
Sebastian Janikowski P/K 1,952,835
John Kasay P/K 1,900,000
Craig Hentrich P/K 1,883,750

Franchise

Transition
2,514,000 2,245,000
Quarterbacks
Carson Palmer QB 13,480,000
Brett Favre QB 11,800,000
Eli Manning QB 10,046,666
Matt Hasselbeck QB 9,200,000
Marc Bulger QB 9,123,000
Tony Romo QB 8,916,666
Donovan McNabb QB 8,553,911
Peyton Manning QB 8,200,000
Matt Leinart QB 8,110,000
Michael Vick QB 7,572,000

Franchise

Transition
10,730,000 9,500,000
Running Backs
LaDainian Tomlinson RB 7,066,666
Edgerrin James RB 7,000,000
Fred Taylor RB 6,600,000
Warrick Dunn RB 6,278,336
Deuce McAllister RB 5,745,000
Shaun Alexander RB 5,700,000
LaMont Jordan RB 5,400,000
Rudi Johnson RB 4,550,000
Thomas Jones RB 4,400,000
DeShaun Foster RB 4,250,000

Franchise

Transition
6,538,000 5,699,000
Safeties
Adam Archuleta S 5,095,000
Michael Huff S 4,800,000
Micahel Lewis S 4,095,000
Terrence Holt S 4,000,000
Adrian Wilson S 3,989,499
Greg Wesley S 3,847,916
Roy Williams S 3,507,379
Troy Polamalu S 3,339,500
Darren Sharper S 3,150,000
Mike Brown S 3,106,666

Franchise

Transition
4,396,000 3,893,000
Tight Ends
Todd Heap TE 4,900,000
Alge Crumpler TE 4,708,333
Tony Gonzalez TE 4,531,370
Jeremy Shockey TE 4,371,667
Visanthe Shiancoe TE 4,100,000
Antonio Gates TE 3,825,000
Jason Witten TE 2,795,000
Jim Kleinsasser TE 2,750,000
Vernon Davis TE 2,700,000
Donald Lee TE 2,645,000

Franchise

Transition
4,522,000 3,733,000
Wide Receivers
Terrell Owens WR 9,666,666
Marvin Harrison WR 8,400,000
Torry Holt WR 7,604,714
Chad Johnson WR 7,165,370
Roy Williams WR 6,403,334
Kevin Curtis WR 6,333,333
Deion Branch WR 5,980,000
Reggie Wayne WR 5,880,000
David Givens WR 5,700,000
Hines Ward WR 5,585,000

Franchise

Transition
7,848,000 6,872,000


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