With free agency approaching, teams are working to lock up their exclusive rights free agents and to retain the right of first refusal on their restricted free agents. Here are the contract tenders teams have placed on those FAs so far on Wednesday:
- The Rams have tendered contracts to center Tim Barnes, quarterback Austin Davis and wide receiver Justin Veltung, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. All three players are exclusive rights free agents, with Barnes and Davis set to earn $570K on their one-year deals, while Veltung will earn $495K.
- ERFA running back Matt Asiata has received a one-year tender from the Vikings, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). Fantasy owners will likely recognize Asiata’s name — the 26-year-old, who could be in line for a larger role if Toby Gerhart departs in free agency, had three touchdowns in Week 15 last season replacing an injured Gerhart and Adrian Peterson.
- In addition to placing tenders on the five ERFAs we heard about yesterday, the Raiders have also tendered ERFA cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, says Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group.