The deadline for making tender offers to restricted free agents comes next Thursday. And some teams are already making their decisions.
The Packers, for example, has told running back DeShawn Wynn that he won’t be tendered, according to Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. (For what it’s worth, we’ve confirmed that one.)
Wynn originally was obtained in the seventh round of the 2007 draft. He started four games as a rookie but he has since played sparingly.
Next Friday, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
Pelissero also reports that cornerback Tramon Williams is expected to receive an “elevated” tender,” as will safety Nick Collins. Per the report, other restricted free agents who would have been unrestricted free agents in a capped year will be given tenders, but possibly not at the first-round level or higher. That group includes safety Atari Bigby, cornerback Will Blackmon, guard Daryn Colledge, defensive end Johnny Jolly, fullback John Kuhn, and offensive lineman Jason Spitz.