Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer didn’t waste any time before signing his restricted free agent tender from the Steelers.
He did it so quickly, in fact, that the Steelers hadn’t even officially announced their intention to tender him before word broke of the signing. The Steeler have no made it official, though, and they’ve also announced tenders for three of the team’s other impending restricted free agents.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders got an original-round tender, the third round in his case, and stands to make $1.323 million if he winds up playing the 2013 season under the tender. Running back Isaac Redman and defensive tackle Steve McLendon were also tendered for $1.323 million, but the Steelers only get the right of first refusal if they choose to sign somewhere else because both players entered the league as undrafted free agents.
The Steelers did not extend tenders to linebacker Stevenson Sylvester or punter Jeremy Kapinos.