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I read a few stories over the weekend on restricted free agents. What’s the latest?
Based on official notification to the NFL office, 15 RFAs have not signed contracts (as of this afternoon, June 14). The original clubs retain exclusive rights to these unsigned players.
RFAs can still sign the original March tender offer (which was extended again on June 1) until 11:59 PM ET tonight. If the RFA does not sign by 11:59 PM ET tonight, the club may substitute a new June 15th tender of 110 percent of the RFA’s 2009 base salary.
If the club does not offer a new June 15th tender, the original March tender offer (which was extended on June 1) can still be signed by the RFA. If the player does not sign by Week 10, he cannot play in 2010.
Below is a list of the 15 Restricted Free Agents who have not signed contracts as of this afternoon, June 14 (based on official notification to the NFL office).
|Club Name||Player Name||Pos|
|Green Bay Packers||Bigby, Atari||SS|
|Green Bay Packers||Jolly, Johnny||DE|
|Green Bay Packers||Williams, Tramon||CB|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Page, Jarrad||FS|
|Miami Dolphins||Brown, Ronnie||RB|
|New England Patriots||Mankins, Logan||G|
|New Orleans Saints||Brown, Jammal||T|
|New Orleans Saints||Harper, Roman||SS|
|New Orleans Saints||Moore, Lance||WR|
|New Orleans Saints||Thomas, Pierre||RB|
|San Diego Chargers||Jackson, Vincent||WR|
|San Diego Chargers||McNeill, Marcus||T|
|San Diego Chargers||Merriman, Shawne||OLB|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Penn, Donald||T|
|Washington Redskins||Rogers, Carlos||CB|