By Jordan Raanan, XFINITY Sports
Players don't generally like it. Teams like to use it. The franchise tag keeps players on their current team on a one-year contract using a complicated formula
to determine the exact salary. Here's the 2013 amounts
for this year by position.
And here are the players that were slapped with franchise tags in 2013:
(AP Photos) Jordan Raanan has covered the NFL since 2005. Follow him on Twitter @JordanRaanan, on Facebook or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.