- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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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.
OT Andrew Gardner (status unknown)
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union has reported none will be tendered.