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2013 Free Agent & Franchise Tag Tracker

JACKSONVILLE – With the NFL’s free-agency period scheduled opening at 4 p.m. Tuesday, here’s a look at the top free agents, by position:

2013 Estimated franchise tenders

Quarterbacks ($14.642 million), running backs ($8.079 million), wide receivers ($10.357 million), tight ends ($5.962 million), offensive line ($9.660 million), defensive ends ($10.984 million), defensive tackles ($8.306 million), linebackers ($9.455 million), cornerbacks ($10.668 million), safeties ($6.798 million) and kickers/punters ($2.926 million).


 Top 2013 Free Agents by position


Joe Flacco, Ravens | Re-signed with Ravens (six years, $120 million)

Matt Moore, Dolphins | Re-signed with Dolphins (two years, $8 million)

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills

Jason Campbell, Bears

Drew Stanton, Colts

Chase Daniel, Saints | Signed with Chiefs (three years, $10 million)

Matt Cassel, Chiefs | Signed with Vikings (one year, $4 million)


Running back

Reggie Bush, Dolphins | Signed with Lions (four years, $16 million)

Steven Jackson, Rams | Signed with Falcons (three years, $12 million)

Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants

Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers | Signed with Cardinals (one year, $2.5 million)

Shonn Greene, Jets | Signed with Titans (three years, $10 million)

Jerome Felton (FB), Vikings | Re-signed with Vikings (three years, $7.5 million)

Cedric Benson, Packers

Danny Woodhead, Patriots

Felix Jones, Cowboys

Peyton Hillis, Chiefs

Leon Washington, Seahawks | Signed with the Patriots (one year)


Wide receiver

Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs | Re-signed with Chiefs (five years, $56 million)

Mike Wallace, Steelers | Signed with Dolphins (five years, $65 million)

Greg Jennings, Packers

Wes Welker, Patriots | Signed with Broncos (two years, $12 million)

Danny Amendola, Rams | Signed with Patriots (five years, $31 million)

Brian Hartline, Dolphins | Re-signed with Dolphins (five years, $30.775 million)

Julian Edelman, Patriots

Domenik Hixon, Giants

Brandon Gibson, Rams

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders

Donnie Avery, Colts | Signed with Chiefs (three years, $8.5 million)

Randy Moss, 49ers

Johnny Knox, Bears


Tight end

Fred Davis, Redskins

James Casey, Texans | Signed with Eagles (three years, $14.5 million)

Dustin Keller, Jets

Tony Gonzalez, Falcons | Re-signed with Falcons

Martellus Bennett, Giants | Signed with Bears

Jared Cook, Titans | Signed with Rams (five years, $35.1 million)

Anthony Fasano, Dolphins | Signed with Chiefs (four years, $16 million)

Brandon Myers, Raiders

Dallas Clark, Buccaneers

Delanie Walker, 49ers | Signed with Titans (four years, $17.5 million)


Offensive tackle

Ryan Clady, Broncos | Franchise tag

Sebastian Vollmer (RT), Patriots

Andre Smith (RT), Bengals

Branden Albert (LT), Chiefs | Franchise tag

Eric Winstron (RT), Chiefs

William Beatty (LT), Giants | Re-signed with Giants (five years, $37.5 million)

Jake Long (LT), Dolphins

Phil Loadholt (RT), Vikings | Signed with Vikings (four years, $25 million)

Gosder Cherilus (RT), Lions | Signed with Colts (five years, $34 million)

Jermon Bushrod (LT), Saints| Signed with Bears (five years, $35.9 million)

Sam Baker (LT), Falcons | Re-signed with Atlanta (six years)

Bryant McKinnie (LT), Ravens


Offensive guard

Andy Levitre, Bills | Signed with Titans (six years, $46.8 million)

Louis Vasquez, Chargers | Signed with Broncos (four years, $23.5 million)

Donald Thomas, Patriots | Signed with Colts (four years, $14 million)

Brandon Moore, Jets

Lance Louis, Bears



Dan Koppen, Broncos

Todd McClure, Falcons

Brad Meester, Jaguars


Defensive end

Michael Bennett, Buccaneers | Signed with Seahawks (one year, $5 million)

Michael Johnson, Bengals | Franchise tag

Cliff Avril, Lions | Signed with Seahawks (two years, $15 million)

Osi Umenyiora, Giants

Dwight Freeney, Colts

Israel Idonije, Bears

Matt Shaghnessy, Raiders

Mike DeVito, NY Jets | Signed with Chiefs (three years, $12.6 million)

Glenn Dorsey, Chiefs | Signed with 49ers (two years)

William Hayes, Rams | Signed with Rams (three years, $10.5 million)


Defensive tackle

Henry Melton, Bears | Franchise tag

Desmond Bryant, Raiders | Signed with Browns (five years, $34 million)

Randy Starks, Dolphins | Franchise tag

Jason Jones, Seahawks | Signed with Lions (three years, $9.5 million)

Chris Canty, NY Giants | Signed with Ravens (three years, $8 million)

Richard Seymour, Raiders

Corey Williams, Lions

Vance Walker, Falcons

Terrance Knighton, Jaguars | Signed with Broncos (two years, $4.5 million)

Alan Branch, Seahawks

Isaac Sopoaga, 49ers | Signed with Eagles (three years, $12 million)

Casey Hampton, Steelers


Outside linebacker

Anthony Spencer, Cowboys | Franchise tag

James Harrison, Steelers

D.J. Williams, Broncos

Connor Barwin, Texans | Signed with Eagles (six years, $36 million)

Paul Kruger, Ravens | Signed with Browns (five years, $41 million)

Daryl Smith, Jaguars

Shaun Phillips, Chargers

Antwan Barnes, Chargers

Victor Butler, Cowboys

Philip Wheeler, Raiders | Signed with Dolphins (five years, $26 million)


Inside linebacker

Brian Urlacher, Bears

Dannell Ellerbe, Ravens | Signed with Dolphins (five years, $35 million)

Brad Jones, Packers

Rey Maualuga, Bengals



Aqib Talib, Patriots

Brent Grimes, Falcons

Sean Smith, Dolphins| Signed with Chiefs (three years, $18 million)

DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

Chris Houston, Lions | Re-signed with Lions (five years, $25 million)

Derek Cox, Jaguars | Signed with Chargers (four years, $20.5 million)

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eagles | Signed with Broncos (one year)

Terrence McGee, Bills

Cary Williams, Ravens | Signed with Eagles (three years, $17 million)

Nnamdi Asomugha, Eagles

Adam Jones, Bengals

E.J. Biggers, Buccaneers

Antoine Cason, Chargers

Keenan Lewis, Steelers

Mike Jenkins, Cowboys

Bradley Fletcher, Rams | Signed with Eagles (two years)

Jerraud Powers, Colts | Signed with Cardinals (three years)

Tracy Porter, Broncos

Greg Toler, Cardinals | Signed with Colts (three years, $15 milion)



Jairus Byrd, Bills | Franchise tag

Ed Reed, Ravens

Dashon Goldson, 49ers | Signed with Buccaneers (five years, $41.25 million)

William Moore, Falcons | Re-signed with Falcons (five years, $30 million)

Glover Quin, Texans | Signed with Lions (five years, $25 million)

Charles Woodson, Packers

LaRon Landry, Jets | Signed with Colts (four years, $24 million)

Patrick Chung, Patriots | Signed with Eagles (two years)

Kenny Phillips, Giants | Signed with Eagles (one year)

Louis Delmas, Lions

Chris Clemons, Dolphins | Re-signed with Dolphins

Franchise Tag Tracker

Team | Candidates | Comment

AFC East

Bills | S Jairus Byrd, G Andy Levitre | Bills tagged Byrd

Patriots | WR Wes Welker, OT Sebastian Vollmer, CB Aqib Talib | Did not use tag

Dolphins |CB Sean Smith, OT Jake Long, DT Randy Starks | Dolphins tagged Starks

Jets | RB Shonn Greene, TE Dustin Keller | Not expected to use tag


AFC North

Ravens | QB Joe Flacco | Re-signed Flacco last week; did not use tag

Steelers | WR Mike Wallace | Did not use tag

Browns | K Phil Dawson, P Reggie Hodges | Did not use tag

Bengals | DE Michael Johnson, RT Andre Smith, K Mike Nugent | Bengals tagged Johnson


AFC South

Jaguars | CB Derek Cox, LB Daryl Smith | Did not use tag

Colts | P Pat McAfee | Colts tagged McAfee

Titans | TE Jared Cook, K Rob Bironas | Did not use tag

Texans | S Glover Quin, LB Conner Barwin, P Donnie Jones |Did not use tag


AFC West

Broncos | LT Ryan Clady | Broncos tagged Clady

Raiders | DT Desmond Bryant, TE Brandon Myers | Did not use tag

Chargers | QB Quentin Jammer | Did not use tag

Chiefs | WR Dwayne Bowe, LT Branden Albert, P Dustin Colquitt | Chiefs tagged Albert; signed Bowe and Colquitt long-term


NFC East

Redskins | TE Fred Davis, P Sav Rocca | Did not use tag

Cowboys | RB Felix Jones, LB Anthony Spencer | Cowboys tagged Spencer

Giants | LT Will Beatty, S Kenny Phillips, TE Martellus Bennett |Did not use tag

Eagles | CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Did not use tag


 NFC North

Bears | DT Henry Melton, LB Brian Urlacher |Bears tagged Melton

Packers |WR Greg Jennings | Did not use tag

Lions | DE Cliff Avril, S Louis Delmas | Did not use tag

Vikings | OT Phil Loadholt, FB Jerome Felton | Did not use tag


 NFC South

Saints | LT Jermon Bushrod | Did not use tag

Panthers | DT Dwan Edwards | Did not use tag

Buccaneers | OT Jeremy Trueblood, DE Michael Bennett | Did not use tag

Falcons | LT Sam Baker, CB Brent Grimes, S William Moore | Did not use tag


 NFC West

Rams | WR Danny Amendola | Did not use tag

49ers | S Dashon Goldson, TE Delanie Walker | Did not use tag

Seahawks | K Steven Hauschka | Did not use tag

Cardinals | LB Paris Lenon, CB Greg Toler | Did not use tag

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