Rocky McIntosh Signs Restricted Free Agent Tender, Carlos Rogers Does Not

The Redskins signed Rocky McIntosh, one of their restricted free agents. They still have not signed their other, Carlos Rogers.

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Carlos Rogers Still Hasn't Signed His Restricted Free Agent Tender

While Rocky McIntosh signed his restricted free agent tender before the June 15 deadline to do so, Carlos Rogers did not, according to Kelli Johnson of Comcast SportsNet.

Skins Carlos Rogers will not sign his RF tender;bcause he was a 1st rnd pick & given a low tender he can't lose any $;must by August though    

Why can't Rogers lose money? As Rich Campbell explains, normally, teams tender restricted free agency tenders that are greater than 110 percent of the players' salary the season before. If the player does not sign that tender by June 15, the offer automatically goes down to exactly 110 percent of the player's previous-year salary. However, in Rogers' case, the Redskins' initial offer was for exactly 110 percent of his 2009 salary, so the offer can't go down.

Therefore, there's no incentive for Rogers to sign a contract today. Sure, chances are slim that he'll be traded or be signed to a long-term deal, but you never know. As long as he stands to lose nothing, he should wait.


Redskins Sign Rocky McIntosh To Free Agent Tender

The Redskins just announced via a press release that they have officially re-signed linebacker Rocky McIntosh. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven says McIntosh signed for his restricted free agency tender of $1.739 million.

Carlos Rogers remains the only Redskin who has yet to sign his restricted free agency tender.


Will Carlos Rogers And Rocky McIntosh Sign Restricted Free Agency Tenders?

Today, June 1, is the last day for NFL restricted free agents to sign their free agent tenders. There are 37 such players in the NFL right now, and two of those players -- Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh -- are employed by the Washington Redskins. McIntosh has a second-round tender, while Rogers has a first-round tender.

Here's how tenders work, according to the NFL Labor web site.

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.

It remains to be seen whether they'll sign their tenders, but regardless, both are expected to suit up for the Redskins next year.

For more, check out SB Nation's Skins blog Hogs Haven

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