I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and was able to honor our troops in one way or the other. This outdoor crab shack/bar on the water I was at had a nice moment of silence. Thanks again to all the troops overseas...it's never under-appreciated everything you do.
Currently, there are 37 NFL players who have not signed their tenders. For the Redskins, it's just Rocky McIntosh (2nd round) and Carlos Rogers (1st round) who haven't signed. So with the uncapped year, the RFA tender is a little quirky. Here's how it works:
For the 37 RFAs who have not signed contracts (as of May 27), the original clubs retain exclusive rights to sign the player. All RFAs can sign by June 1 the contract their original club tendered before March 5 - the first day of the 2010 league year. If a player does not sign by June 1, the original club can extend the qualifying offer and thereby retain exclusive rights to the player.
If the original qualifying offer is greater than 110 percent of the player's 2009 base salary and the player does not sign that contract by June 15, the team can substitute the June 1 tender with a new June 15th tender of 110 percent of the RFA's 2009 base salary and continue to retain exclusive rights to the player. If the player does not sign by Week 10, he cannot play in 2010.
Rocky had a base salary of $535,000 in 2009 and Carlos' salary was $1,403,000. Bruce Allen made comments last month he expects both of them to play this year. Drew Rosenhaus of course represents Rocky, so it is anyone's guess how this plays out. With the new front office doing the negotiating, Drew is in for a rude awakening after the Redskins' gravy train he's had the last decade.