In the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, the franchise tags will be computed by a formula that takes into account the five highest salaries at each position in addition to franchise numbers for the last five years in relation to the overall salary-cap figure for the previous five years. The numbers below show the 2011 tag numbers vs. the 2012 numbers, by position.

Position

2012 Franchise Tag

2011 Franchise Tag

Quarterback

$16.1 million

$14.4 million

Running Back

$7.7 million

$9.6 million

Wide Receiver

$9.4 million

$11.4 million

Tight End

$5.4 million

$7.3 million

Offensive Line

$9.4 million

$10.1 million

Defensive End

$10.6 million

$13 million

Defensive Tackle

$7.9 million

$12.5 million

Linebacker

$8.8 million

$10.1 million

Cornerback

$10.6 million

$13.5 million

Safety

$6.2 million

$8.8 million

Below I have listed players on my pro board that still have the passion for the game, skill set and attributes for their position and bring value to an NFL team this coming season.

Player FA Status Current Team Accured seasons

Cornerbacks

Jason Allen UFA Houston Texans 6

Kyle Arrington RFA New England Patriots

Will Blackmon UFA New York Giants 6

Zackary Bowman UFA Chicago Bears 4

Jarrett Bush UFA Green Bay Packers 6

Marquice Cole RFA New York Jets 3

Cortland Finnegan UFA Tennessee Titans 6

Brent Grimes UFA Atlanta Falcons 4

Keenan Lewis RFA Pittsburgh Steelers 3

Roy Lewis RFA Seattle Seahawks 3

Rashean Mathis UFA Jacksonville Jaguars 9

Tracy Porter UFA New Orleans Saints 4

Carlos Rogers UFA San Francisco 49ers 7

Aaron Ross UFA New York Giants 5

Stanford Routt FA (Cut) Oakland Raiders

Greg Toler RFA Arizona Cardinals 3

Fabian Washington UFA New Orleans Saints

Lardarius Webb RFA Baltimore Ravens 3

Strong Safeties

Erik Coleman UFA Detroit Lions 8

Vincent Fuller UFA New England Patriots

Dashon Goldson UFA San Francisco 49ers 5

Chris Hope UFA Tennessee Titans 10

Sean Jones UFA Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8

Reshard Langford ERFA Kansas City Chiefs 2

Dwight Lowery UFA Jacksonville Jaguars 4

Bryan Scott UFA Buffalo Bills 9

Free Safeties

Thomas DeCoud UFA Atlanta Falcons 4

Charles Godfrey UFA Carolina Panthers

Michael Griffin UFA Tennessee Titans 5

LaRon Landry UFA Washington Redskins 5

Reggie Nelson UFA Cincinnati Bengals 5

Brodney Pool UFA New York Jets 7

Reggie Smith UFA San Francisco 49ers

Darian Stewart ERFA St. Louis Rams 2

Gibril Wilson UFA Cincinnati Bengals 8

Tom Zbikowski UFA Baltimore Ravens 4

Linebackers

Xavier Adibi UFA Minnesota Vikings 4

Patrick Bailey UFA Tennessee Titans 4

Jovan Belcher RFA Kansas City Chiefs 3

Chase Blackburn UFA New York Giants 6

Darryl Blackstock UFA Oakland Raiders 5

Dan Connor UFA Carolina Panthers 4

Dannell Ellerbe RFA Baltimore Ravens 3

Jonathan Goff UFA New York Giants 4

Tavares Gooden UFA San Francisco 49ers 4

Quentin Groves UFA Oakland Raiders 4

Gary Guyton RFA New England Patriots 4

Clark Haggans UFA Arizona Cardinals 9

David Hawthorne UFA Seattle Seahawks 4

LeRoy Hill UFA Seattle Seahawks 7

D’Qwell Jackson UFA Cleveland Browns 6

Bradie James UFA Dallas Cowboys 9

Curtis Lofton UFA Atlanta Falcons 4

Rocky McIntosh UFA Washington Redskins 6

Kirk Morrison UFA Buffalo Bills 7

Anthony Spencer UFA Dallas Cowboys 5

Stephen Tulloch UFA Detroit Lions 6

Mario Williams (DE) UFA Houston Texans 6

Defensive Linemen

DE Victor Abiamiri UFA Philadelphia Eagles 5

DE Cliff Avril UFA Detroit Lions 4

DE Kentwan Balmer UFA Washington Redskins

DT Rocky Bernard UFA New York Giants 10

DE Kroy Biermann UFA Atlanta Falcons 4

DE Raheem Brock UFA Seattle Seahawks 10

DE Red Bryant UFA Seattle Seahawks 4

DT Brodrick Bunkley UFA Denver Broncos 6

DE Calais Campbell UFA Arizona Cardinals 4

DT Leger Douzable RFA Jacksonville Jaguars 3

DT Shaun Ellis UFA New England Patriots 12

DL Fred Evans UFA Minnesota Vikings 6

DL Jonathan Fanene UFA Cincinnati Bengals 7

DL Andre Fluellen UFA Detroit Lions 4

DT Aubrayo Franklin UFA New Orleans Saints 9

DE William Hayes UFA Tennessee Titans 4

DL Ryan McBean RFA Denver Broncos 3

DL Phillip Merling RFA Miami Dolphins 3

DL Amobi Okoye UFA Chicago Bears 5

DL Trevor Scott UFA Oakland Raiders 4

DL Aaron Smith UFA Pittsburgh Steelers

DT Paul Soliai UFA Miami Dolphins 5

DL Marcus Thomas UFA Denver Broncos 5