Bills Tender Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner, Others

Last Thursday, NFL teams began tendering offers to restricted free agents under current league rules as a way to hedge their bets should the rules not change when a new labor deal is reached. Yesterday, we highlighted Buffalo Bills free agents - with the help of Chris Brown at BuffaloBills.com - with four and five years of accrued experience that fell into that "gray area" between restricted and unrestricted, pending the labor deal.

Today, the Bills announced that they'd hedged their bets with three of those players, tendering RFA offers to linebacker Paul Posluszny, safety Donte Whitner and tight end Scott Chandler.

If league rules don't change (which is perceived as very unlikely), Buffalo will have first right of refusal if any of these players sign deals once free agency begins. If league rules revert back to the point where players with four years of experience are unrestricted, these offers will be meaningless. Of the four- and five-year guys that were left unprotected, Mansfield Wrotto and George Wilson are the notable names.

BuffaloBills.com also reports that restricted free agents Felton Huggins (wide receiver) and Garrison Sanborn (long snapper) have also been tendered. Regardless of likely new league rules, the Bills will retain exclusive negotiating rights with both of those players, as they have fewer than four years of accrued experience.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker