Green Bay Packers’ 2010 Free Agent Tender Requirements

February 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's early in the negotiation process between the Packers and their five UFAs and their eight RFAs.  I will take a quick look at the projected salary requirements to resign each, with my personal guess as to whether the number will be met by the club.
DT Ryan Pickett is at the top of the priority list.  He's been a huge presence in the center of the Packers' 3-4 defensive line.  He's played nine years in the league and earned $2.6 million in '09.  Age is only a marginal issue, as he likely has three to five very productive seasons remaining. 
Pickett is probably the key UFA when it comes to whether the Packers use a Franchise or transition tag.  The cost of assigning the Franchise tag would be $7 million, so a team signing him beyond that level would have to give up two first round draft picks. 
The transition tag would carry a $6.35 million tag, but would net only the right to resign him, and no compensation should he walk (other than the supplementary value the ...

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