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Friday, February 27, 2009
2009 NFL Players with Franchise Tags - Associated Content: "For those unfamiliar with the NFL's franchise tag, it is a part of free agency in the NFL. Each year, each team is given the option to use one franchise tag. By using the tag on a player, they get the average salary of the top 5 players at their position or a 20% increase in their current salary, whichever is greater. There are two forms of the franchise tag. The 'Exclusive' tag means that the player may not talk with other teams and gives him the salary of the top 5 players at his position in the upcoming season. The 'Non-Exclusive' tag gives the player the salary of the top 5 players from last season and allows the player to entertain offers from other teams, with the tagging team given the right to match the offer or two first round draft choices if they choose not to match."