The Chicago Bears announced today that they’ve tendered five restricted free agents.
Bears defensive end Mark Anderson, safety Josh Bullocks, safety Danieal Manning, linebacker Nick Roach and linebacker Jamar Williams all got tenders, meaning the Bears can match the offers that any teams make to those players and will receive draft-pick compensation if they choose not to match any offers.
The team did not say what level the players were tendered at, but the Chicago Tribune reports that Anderson and Roach were tendered at the second-round level, while the rest of the players were tendered at the original-round level. The agent for Manning, Russel Hicks, said he was disappointed that Manning was tendered at the original-round level.
“Yeah, we would have hoped for the second-round tender,”
Hicks told the Tribune. “But maybe some team will give up a three for him. We’ll
see how it works out.”
The Bears also tendered one-year offers to three exclusive-rights free agents: running back Kahlil Bell, linebacker Tim Shaw and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina. Other teams can’t make offers to exclusive-rights free agents.