"Franchise" and "Transition" player designations were announced on Monday for the 2015 NFL free agency signing period, which begins at 1 p.m. on March 10.
A club can designate one “franchise” player or one “transition” player among its veteran free agents.
The following players were designated as non-exclusive franchise players:
Dallas -- Dez Bryant -- WR
Denver -- Demaryius Thomas -- WR
Kansas City -- Justin Houston -- LB
New England -- Stephen Gostkowski -- K
New York Giants -- Jason Pierre-Paul -- DE
A transition player is offered the greater of (i) the average of the top 10 prior year salaries at the player’s position, which average is calculated using the same methodology used for non-exclusive franchise players (the Cap Percentage Average); or (ii) 120% of his prior year salary.
This year, one transition player was named:
Miami -- Charles Clay -- TE
The 2015 “Cap Percentage Average” tender amounts for non-exclusive franchise players, based on the $143.28 million salary cap:
QB -- $18.544M
RB -- $10.951M
WR -- $12.823M
TE -- $8.347M
OL -- $12.943M
DE -- $14.813M
DT -- $11.193M
LB -- $13.195M
CB -- $13.075M
S -- $9.618M
K/P -- $4.126M
NFL media services contributed to this report