The Newark Star-Ledger posted this year’s transition and franchise tag numbers, and it’s safe to assume the Raiders most prominent free agents won’t be happy to if they’re tagged.
Richard Seymour, if he doesn’t sign a longterm deal, would earn $12.398 under the franchise tag as a defensive end. Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski would be due $2.814 million under the franchise tag as a kicker.
If the Raiders act as they did last season, it won’t matter. They brought home both cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler with the richest contracts ever at their respective positions.
Teams may begin designated franchise and transition players starting Feb. 11 and have until Feb. 25 to do so.