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hawaiiansteel
03-02-2010, 06:32 PM
Steelers | Colon assigned first-round tender


Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:00:29 -0800

Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have assigned a first-round tender offer to restricted free-agent OT Willie Colon, according to a source.

Oviedo
03-02-2010, 07:12 PM
Sepulveda got the lowest tender. That is a surprise.


Steelers tender tackle Colon
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Peter Diana/Post-Gazette
Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon engages Donovan Woods during a practice at the team's 2009 training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

The Steelers have tendered starting tackle Willie Colon a one-year contract offer of $2,521,000 today, the Post-Gazette has learned.

That tender maintains the Steelers rights to Colon as a restricted free agent. The level of compensation tendered him means that if another team, starting Friday, signs Colon to a contract the Steelers would receive a first-round 2010 draft choice in return if they decline to match.

NFL teams have five levels of tenders they can choose to offer their free agents ranging from $1,176,000 to $3,168,000. The latter would bring a team draft picks in the first and third rounds if they decline to match. Colon received the second-highest tender available.

The Steelers have until Thursday to tender one-year contracts to restricted free agents.

The Steelers also gave punter Daniel Sepulveda the lowest tender permitted to maintain their rights of first refusal. Under those conditions if Sepulveda signs with another team and the Steelers decline to match, they receive nothing in return.

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hawaiiansteel
03-02-2010, 07:15 PM
[quote="Oviedo"]Sepulveda got the lowest tender. That is a surprise.

[quote]Steelers tender tackle Colon
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Peter Diana/Post-Gazette
Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon engages Donovan Woods during a practice at the team's 2009 training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

The Steelers have tendered starting tackle Willie Colon a one-year contract offer of $2,521,000 today, the Post-Gazette has learned.

That tender maintains the Steelers rights to Colon as a restricted free agent. The level of compensation tendered him means that if another team, starting Friday, signs Colon to a contract the Steelers would receive a first-round 2010 draft choice in return if they decline to match.

NFL teams have five levels of tenders they can choose to offer their free agents ranging from $1,176,000 to $3,168,000. The latter would bring a team draft picks in the first and third rounds if they decline to match. Colon received the second-highest tender available.

The Steelers have until Thursday to tender one-year contracts to restricted free agents.

The Steelers also gave punter Daniel Sepulveda the lowest tender permitted to maintain their rights of first refusal. Under those conditions if Sepulveda signs with another team and the Steelers decline to match, they receive nothing in return.


yes, i'm somewhat surprised by that as well. guess the Steelers don't believe Sepulveda would receive an outrageous offer they wouldn't match.

hawaiiansteel
03-02-2010, 08:14 PM
Willie Colon smells first-round tender

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 2, 2010


Steelers believe right tackle Willie Colon is their best offensive lineman, and they showed him some love Tuesday by extending a first-round tender on the restricted free agent, according to Adam Caplan of Scout.com.

Colon will make $2.521 million if he signs the tender, which is the second highest available. We doubt anyone will try to sign Colon away, although it's not an entirely crazy notion considering many consider Colon one of the more underrated tackles around.

Pittsburgh also extended the lowest tender to restricted free agent punter Daniel Sepulveda, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Steelers will get the chance to match any offer Sepulveda signs elsewhere.

papillon
03-02-2010, 08:53 PM
I think the Steelers are trying to lure someone into offering Colon a contract to pick up another draft pick. Two and half million dollars for an established, experienced and relatively young RT doesn't seem like a bad deal. The Steelers want someone to offer him a contract; if no one does they're fine with that too, then they get the established, experienced and relatively young tackle.

Pappy