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2005 franchise and transition players

Franchise players

Updated: February 22, 2005, 6:27 PM ET
ESPN.com

The following is the list of all the players designated as franchise players prior to Tuesday's deadline.

Franchise players must be offered the average of the top five salaries at their position or 20 percent over their 2004 salary. Franchise players (unless they are exclusive) can negotiate with other teams, but any team signing a franchise player would have to compensate the players' former team with a pair of first-round draft choices if the offer is not matched. If a player is named ...

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