TAMPA, Fla.--We'll dig a little deeper into these franchise and transition tag numbers that were revealed today.
But first, they're unlikely to apply to the Bears. General manager Jerry Angelo is not going to place a tag on any players this offseason. The deadline for clubs to tag a player is Feb. 19.
Four Bears players popped up on the list of salaries used to determine the tag numbers. The franchise tag is the average of the top five cap figures in the league at a position and the transition tag is the average of the top 10.
Here they are:
CB Charles Tillman was sixth at his position at $8,166,666.
DE Adewale Ogunleye was ninth at his position at $6,358,855
DT Tommie Harris was third at his position at $6,030,662
K Robbie Gould was second at his position at $2,520,000.
For what it's worth, ex-Bear Bernard Berrian was third among wide receivers at $9,438,333.