2005 franchise and transition players

Franchise players

Updated: February 22, 2005, 6:27 PM ET
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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 an "exclusive franchise" player, they can't talk to any other teams.

Transition players must be offered the average of the top 10 salaries at their position for the club to maintain rights of first refusal. There is no draft-pick compensation if a transition player ends up signing with another team.

Here are players that have been listed as franchise or transition players for 2005:

2005 franchise and transition players
Team Player Designation Tender
Cincinnati RB Rudi Johnson Franchise $6.323 million
Indianapolis RB Edgerrin James Franchise $8.08 million
Oakland CB Charles Woodson Franchise $10.529 million
Jacksonville S Donovin Darius Franchise $4.968 million
New England K Adam Vinatieri Franchise $2.5 million (20 percent)
New Orleans DE Darren Howard Franchise $6.666 million
N.Y. Jets DE John Abraham Franchise $6.666 million
Philadelphia DT Corey Simon Franchise $5.134 million
San Diego QB Drew Brees Franchise $8.078 million
San Francisco LB Julian Peterson Franchise $5.95 million
St. Louis OT Orlando Pace Franchise $8.4 million (20 percent)
Seattle RB Shaun Alexander Franchise $6.323 million
Green Bay TE Bubba Franks Transition $2.095 million

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