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In a memo to all 32 teams sent out Sunday, the NFL has announced the salary-cap, franchise-tag and restricted free-agent amounts for the 2012 season.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the cap for next season is $120.6 million. That is a minor increase over 2011's cap, which was $120.375 million.

As for restricted free agents, Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports that first-round tenders will make $2.742 million, second-round tenders are set to make $1.927 million and restricted free-agent tenders will get $1.26 million.

Twenty-one teams used the franchise tag designation this season, and La Canfora has the details on how much those players will make. The full list of franchise-tag salaries for the 2012 season:

Quarterbacks: $14.436 million

Running backs: $7.742 million

Wide receivers: $9.515 million

Tight ends: $5.446 million

Offensive linemen: $9.383 million

Defensive ends: $10.605 million

Defensive tackles: $7.96 million

Linebackers: $8.856 million

Cornerbacks: $10.281 million

Safeties: $6.212 million

Kickers and punters: $2.654 million

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