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Friday, February 20, 2009
Saints make tenders on Moore, Evans

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Mike Triplett reports the Saints have made tenders to restricted free agents Jahri Evans and Lance Moore.

The Saints placed the highest tender ($2.8 million and a first- and third-round pick as compensation if signed to an offer sheet by another team) on Evans. The tender for Moore is $1.55 million and a second-round pick if he signs with another team.

Those tenders probably will be enough to make sure other teams don't pluck Evans and Moore away. But this might not be the end of hearing about contracts for Evans and Moore.

Evans, a guard, is one of the best players on the offensive line and the Saints may try to lock him up with a long-term deal. The same is true of Moore, who emerged as a strong receiver last season. Even before last season ended, there were rumblings the Saints were trying to extend both players.