According to reports gathered from the Twitter feeds of NFL sources Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher, the Eagles have offered second-round tenders to wide receiver Jason Avant, linebacker Akeem Jordan, and guard Nick Cole. This means that these three players may receive offers from other teams, but the Eagles first have the opportunity to match the offer. If any of them ends up signing with another team, that team must award the Eagles a second round draft pick. This is a smart move by the front office to all but lock up these three valuable players. Chances are all three will be back for the 2010 season now, but if not, a second round pick would surely help us cope with the loss.
With the start of free agency occurring at 12:01 tomorrow morning, the number of restricted free agent tenders have been accumulating all across the league. Still un-tendered are Eagles restricted free agents Leonard Weaver (rumored to still be in contract negotiations), Max Jean-Gilles (rumored to be receiving a low/4th-round tender), Ellis Hobbs (rumored to be receiving a low/3rd-round tender), Alex Smith (rumored to be receiving no tender) Omar Gaither, and Sav Rocca. Linebacker Chris Gocong was given a low/3rd-round tender earlier today. Unrestricted free agents Tracy White, Jeremiah Trotter, and Jason Babin remain unsigned.
[Update by JasonB, 03/04/10 4:58 PM EST ] Reportedly Omar Gaither & Ellis Hobbs were tendered at the lowest level which means the compensation would be a pick in the round they were originally drafted. That’s the 5th for Gaither and 3rd for Hobbs.