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QB, DE & CB will cost you the most per the numbers released during the recent owner's meeting.
Franchise tag numbers tentatively set; 2013 cap near $121M - NFL.com
These figures were distributed in early December at the annual meeting of team owners in Dallas, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. They will likely be finalized in March.
Here are the franchise tag and transition tag numbers by position:
CB: Franchise: $10.668 Transition: $8.939
DE: Franchise: $10.984 Transition: $8.994
DT: Franchise: $8.306 Transition: $6.919
K/P: Franchise: $2.926 Transition: $2.654
LB: Franchise: $9.455 Transition: $8.216
OL: Franchise: $9.660 Transition: $8.560
QB: Franchise: $14.642 Transition: $12.845
RB: Franchise: $8.079 Transition: $6.851
S: Franchise: $6.798 Transition: $5.899
TE: Franchise: $5.962 Transition: $5.105
WR: Franchise: $10.357 Transition: $8.716
I'm not the Panthers have any significant player at the end of their contract at the moment. Seems like Greg Hardy should be coming up on a new deal. Resigning Hardy and not letting him get to free agency is obviously a no-brainer.