The long-dormant restricted free agent market still isn’t whirring, but it’s at least moving this year.
According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Falcons have given an offer sheet to Saints RFA safety Rafael Bush.
The Saints have until April 8 to match, but would receive no compensation if they didn’t.
The Saints might not be able to or interested after signing Jairus Byrd to go with Kenny Vaccaro.
Bush started six games for the Saints last year. He began his career with the Falcons in 2010, as an undrafted rookie out of South Carolina State.
Already this offseason, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins went from the Browns when the Bengals didn’t match his offer sheet, and two would be a land rush for RFAs after recent years.