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2010 Restricted free agent tags

Four years of experience

Original pick compensation: $1.176 million

Second round tender: $1.759 million

First round tender: $2.521 million

First and third tender: $3.168 million

Five years of NFL experience

Original pick compensation: $1.226 million

Second round tender: $1.809 million

First round tender: $2.621 million

First and third round tender: $3.268 million

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8 Responses to “2010 Restricted free agent tags”
  1. tinshaker says: Feb 11, 2010 11:12 AM

    Thanks for the info, but perhaps a little narrative could help here?
    These are approx. 13% increases over last year….is it normal to go up by that much?

  2. TheRealARod says: Feb 11, 2010 11:54 AM

    So if a player was drafted in the first round can a team use the original draft compensation and not the first round tender to recieve a first back for the player?

  3. KingKunal says: Feb 11, 2010 12:23 PM

    So if a player was drafted in the first round can a team use the original draft compensation and not the first round tender to recieve a first back for the player?
    YES.

  4. EDM says: Feb 11, 2010 12:25 PM

    What about RFAs with 3 seasons of experience? Are they no longer restricted?

  5. birdmancometh says: Feb 11, 2010 12:50 PM

    Wow, I like that ARod. I’m sure you can’t but I hope someone answers this question.

  6. Setobakura says: Feb 11, 2010 2:37 PM

    What do the price tags next to the tender mean?

  7. Pockets Straight says: Feb 11, 2010 4:42 PM

    @TheRealARod — yes, in theory…. But the player can request that his RFA is upped to 110% of his current salary. So that makes that option not really applicable.
    For Example, Jason Campbell was a 1st rounder. So they could tender him at $1.226M. But Campbell can then just request 110% which would put him at $3.144M (salary source: http://www.thewarpath.net/WarpathRedskinsCap.htm).
    So at that point, why wouldn’t you just tender him at $3.268M and get a first and a third.
    Very few first rounders are going to be making less than $2.6M, so the original round thing doesn’t really apply.
    Does that make sense?

  8. Pockets Straight says: Feb 11, 2010 4:44 PM

    @Setobakura the price tags are the 2010 salary. Usually this is what would count against the cap, but this year it is just what the team has to pay out.

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