Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Packers want to keep LB Lattimore
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Early indications were the Green Bay Packers didn't intend to offer linebacker Jamari Lattimore a restricted free-agent tender.
However on Tuesday, Lattimore's agent, Tony Agnone, said the team informed him that they will place the low restricted free-agent tender on the fourth-year linebacker.
That tender, should Lattimore sign it, is worth $1.431 million.
Until he signs it, Lattimore would be free to talk to other teams. The Packers would have the right to match any offer he received but if they chose not to, they would not receive compensation in return.
Last season, Lattimore showed flashes in four starts while Brad Jones was injured. If Lattimore returns, he could be in a position to challenge Jones for the starting job.
The Packers have one other restricted free agent, safety M.D. Jennings. There has been no indication he has received a tender offer, and it's widely known the Packers want to upgrade their safety position.
Update: The Packers did not tender restricted free agent safety M.D. Jennings, meaning he is free to sign with any team.