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Pats place tenders on all three RFAs

3/4/2010

As Mike Reiss noted at ESPNBoston.com, the New England Patriots have tendered qualifying offers to all three of their restricted free agents.

Left guard Logan Mankins was assigned the highest-possible tender, which would give the Patriots first- and third-round draft choices if he were to sign an offer sheet with another team and the Patriots declined to match.

The Patriots placed a second-round tender on kicker Stephen Gostkowski and the lowest tender on outside linebacker Pierre Woods.

Low tenders bring back a draft choice commensurate with the round that player was selected in. Since Woods was an undrafted free agent, the Patriots would receive no draft compensation but would have the right to match the offer sheet.