We’re moving forward under the current agreement, which is what we have to work with at this time – AJ Smith
Under the current structure of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, the San Diego Chargers placed tenders offers on 10 of their restricted free agents. The Bolts will be able to continue negotiating rights on the players.
Malcom Floyd received a 1st and 3rd Round tender and Eric Weddle received a 1st Round tender. Antwan Applewhite, Jeromey Clary, and Mike Tolbert each received 2nd round offers. Dante Hughes received a 3rd Round offer, Antwan Barnes and Paul Oliver received 4th Round offers, and Brandon Siler received a 7th Round offer.
Brandyn Dombrowski was an exclusive rights free agent and was also tendered.
When a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, Applewhite, Dombrowski and Tolbert may be the only players that are restricted free agents.
It will be interesting to see if any team attempts to sign “Tank” Tolbert. He was given a 2nd Round tender and a team in search of a starting running back may be willing to pay that price.
Legedu Naanee, Darry Beckwith, Billy Latsko, Ryan Neill and Pat Watkins were not offered tenders and will become free agents. Naanee is the most notable name of the list, but he became expendable with Patrick Crayton and Seyi Ajirotutu already on the roster. Naanee also ran into some issues with the law in Indianapolis earlier in the off-season.