On Monday night, the big news was that the Green Bay Packers wouldn’t tender a contract offer to exclusive rights free agent running back DuJuan Harris, making him an unrestricted free agent. On Tuesday, we found that the Packers did indeed tender several of their other restricted and exclusive rights free agents.
Specifically, the Packers tendered safeties Chris Banjo and Sean Richardson and tackle Don Barclay.
They also decided not to tender restricted free agent receiver Jarrett Boykin. And after Boykin’s disaster of a 2014 season, that should come as no surprise.
Both Richardson and Barclay received a one-year restricted free agent tender for $1,542,000. These are the lowest tenders, meaning the Packers have only the right to match any offer the player would receive. If the player signed elsewhere, the Packers would receive draft pick compensation equal to the round in which the player was drafted.
Of course, Richardson and Barclay — like seven-eighths of the Packers roster — were undrafted free agents.
If they sign elsewhere, the Packers get nothing.
Banjo, meanwhile, also got a minimum offer. His tender would be in the $500,000 neighborhood.
love this tender. Smart. Both Richardson and Barclay are undervalued. Bang for the buck. Barclay creates running lanes and Richardson hits hardest on the team. Both guys are physical so we need more of that to counterpunch the Seachickens.