Monday, March 29, 2010
RFA update: Cardinals moves and more
By Mike Sando
One of the questions heading into an uncapped year was whether some players previously scheduled to become unrestricted free agents might stay away all offseason after qualifying only at the restricted level.
The Cardinals apparently have the answers they wanted after receiver Steve Breaston, nose tackle Gabe Watson and center Lyle Sendlein signed their RFA tenders (the team announced those moves, plus the signing of veteran linebacker Monty Beisel).
Guard Deuce Lutui is the Cardinals' remaining unsigned RFA. Arizona bought insurance for Lutui by signing Rex Hadnot in free agency.
The 49ers, meanwhile, opened their organized team activities with unsigned RFA guard David Baas participating after signing a waiver, a relatively common practice.
The Rams will be without RFA safety Oshiomogho Atogwe for the time being after the team offered him the lower of two tender options. One of the Seahawks' higher-profile RFAs, guard Rob Sims, also remains in limbo. Seattle might trade him after determining Sims isn't an ideal fit for its new zone blocking scheme.