The NFL set its 2014 salary cap at $133 million, almost $10 million more than 2013.
Along with determining the salary cap, franchise tag numbers for individual positions have also been determined, according to NFL.com analyst Albert Breer.
Official franchise tag numbers for '14 (Offense): QB $16.912M; RB $9.54M; WR $12.312M; TE $7.035M; OL $11.654M.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 28, 2014
Official franchise tag numbers for '14 (Defense/ST): DE $13.116M; DT $9.654M; LB $11.455M; CB $11.834M; S $8.433M; K/P $3.556M.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 28, 2014
So if the Patriots want to tag free agent cornerback Aqib Talib, it would cost the team $11.834 million. If the Patriots were to tag free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman, it would cost the team $12.312 million.