2010 NFL Draft: April 15 Isn’t Just Tax Day for RFAs

April 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On April 15, the remaining unsigned restricted free agents won’t just be scrambling to file their taxes, they’ll be scrambling to sign a contract.
Because signing a restricted free agent requires a draft choice compensation, the league has set April 15 as the deadline to sign RFAs for the 2010 draft.
For the Cleveland Browns, RFAs not signed yet include linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, RB Jerome Harrison, FB Lawrence Vickers, S Abe Elam, and OLB Matt Roth.
Jackson expressed his unhappiness with the Browns and his contract situation a few days before he was given a second round tender. Jackson obviously thinks he is worth more since he hasn’t signed it, but no other teams have come calling yet.
A lot can change between now and April 15, but don’t be surprised to see a flurry of activity around the league on April 14 as the deadline looms.
Given the moves the Browns have made so ...

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