The Houston Texans have announced the extension of qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents for the 2010 season.
The levels were not disclosed.
Tendered by the Texans are defensive end Tim Bulman, tackle Rashad Butler, tight end Owen Daniels, running back Ryan Moats, safety Bernard Pollard, linebacker DeMeco Ryans, and guard Chris White.
Daniels was tendered at the highest level in 2009, and he surely was tendered again at that range — unless the Texans are hoping to trade him. Ryans also would be a no-brainer candidate for a tender offer requiring a first-round pick and a third-round pick as compensation if he signs elsewhere and if the Texans opt not to match the offer.
The Texans have not tendered safety John Busing. So while he’s still technically a restricted free agent, he has no actual restrictions.