Linebacker Danny Lansanah is one of four players who are restricted free agents for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But despite started 22 games over the last two seasons, the Buccaneers are not expected to tender Lansanah a contract before the start of free agency, per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Lansanah being non-tendered effectively makes him an unrestricted free agent that can sign with any team once the new league year begins on March 9.
Restricted free agents can be tendered contracts at three different levels – a first-round, second-round or original round/right of first refusal tender. Each level comes with a specific contract amount and the right to match any offer extended by another team in free agency. If a player leaves after signing an offer sheet, the former team would be entitled to possible compensation.
None of that will factor in with Lansanah not being tendered by the Buccaneers. They would still be free to sign him an unrestricted free agent.
Lansanah compiled 137 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble in the last two seasons with Tampa Bay.