AFC South: restricted free agents

Tuesday is the deadline for teams to put tender offers on restricted free agents, guys who have played for three years and have expiring contracts.

There are three levels of tenders:
  • $2.879 million comes with a first-round draft pick attached as compensation
  • $2.023 million comes with a second-round draft pick attached as compensation
  • $1.323 million comes with an original-round draft pick attached as compensation

If another team negotiates an offer sheet with a restricted free agent, the original team can choose to match the offer or let the player go for the corresponding draft pick. Tender numbers count against the cap, so teams must have the room carved out and ready for a player to sign the offer.

Here’s a team-by-team look at RFAs and their status as we know it.

Houston

OT Andrew Gardner (status unknown)

Indianapolis

LB A.J. Edds (not tendered), G Seth Olsen (not tendered), CB Cassius Vaughn ($1.323 million), G Jeff Linkenbach ($1.323 million)

Jacksonville

DE George Selvie, FB Brock Bolen, C John Estes, WR Jordan Shipley, LB Kyle Bosworth, TE Zach Potter

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union has reported none will be tendered.

Tennessee

C-G Fernando Velasco ($2.023 million per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean).

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