Ask NFLlabor.com – 15 Restricted Free Agents remain unsigned

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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

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