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Report: NFL salary cap set at $123 million for the 2013 season

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Bears DT Henry Melton could receive the franchise tag (USA Today Sports Images)

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the National Football League has informed teams that the league-wide salary cap number for the 2013 season will be set at $123.0 million per team.

The league-wide cap number for the 2012 season was $120.6, a slight increase over the $120.375 million in 2011. For months, the expectation has been that the cap would rise only slightly, with most projections placing it at between $121 million and $122 million. An increase of over $2 million per team should be greeted favorably by NFL teams struggling to get under the cap by the March 12 deadline, as well as agents with clients scheduled to be unrestricted free agents this offseason.

With the league-wide cap number at $123 million, the cost of "non-exclusive" franchise and transition tags becomes clearer.

Quarterback
Franchise: $14.896 million
Transition: $13.068 million

Running Backs
Franchise: $8.219 million
Transition: $6.97 million

Wide Receivers
Franchise: $10.537 million
Transition: $8.867 million

Tight Ends
Franchise: $6.066 million
Transition: $5.194 million

Offensive Line
Franchise: $9.828 million
Transition: $8.709 million

Defensive Tackles
Franchise: $8.45 million
Transition: $7.039 million

Defensive Ends
Franchise: $11.175 million
Transition: $9.151 million

Linebackers
Franchise: $9.619 million
Transition: $8.358 million

Cornerbacks
Franchise: $10.854 million
Transition: $9.095 million

Safeties
Franchise: $6.916 million
Transition: $6.002 million

Kickers/Punters
Franchise: $2.977 million
Transition: $2.7 million

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