Breaking Down Franchise Tag Costs for Every Position

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Breaking Down Franchise Tag Costs for Every Position
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The Lombardi trophy has been awarded, the parades have been held and the 2012 NFL season officially is no more.

However, there's no rest for the weary in the National Football League. Decisions are already being made across the league, with teams releasing players to get below the 2013 salary cap, which Ian Rapaport of reports will be in the neighborhood of $121 million.

Another decision that will soon have to be made is whether teams will apply the franchise tag to any of their impending free agents.

The exact number for each tag won't be known until the salary cap becomes official, but in the meantime here's a look at the estimated figure for each position, as well as a look at some players who are likely to be tagged this year.

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