Gallen5862 Posted February 23, 2006 Share Posted February 23, 2006 http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2341736 2006 franchise and transition players The following is the list of all the players designated as franchise or transition players leading up to Thursday's deadline (4 ET). Franchise players must be offered the average of the top five salaries at their position or 20 percent over their 2005 salary. Franchise players (unless they are exclusive) can negotiate with other teams, but any team signing a franchise player would have to compensate the players' former team with a pair of first-round draft choices if the offer is not matched. If a player is named an "exclusive franchise" player, they can't talk to any other teams. Transition players must be offered the average of the top 10 salaries at their position for the club to maintain rights of first refusal. There is no draft-pick compensation if a transition player ends up signing with another team. Here are players that have been listed as franchise or transition players for 2006: 2006 franchise and transition players Team Player Designation Tender N.Y. Jets DE John Abraham Franchise $8.332 million Detroit OT Jeff Backus Franchise $6.983 million Buffalo CB Nate Clements Franchise $5.893 million Seattle OG Steve Hutchinson Transition $6.391 million Minnesota CB Brian Williams Transition $4.774 million Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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