Mark Gaughan at The Buffalo News is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have offered a restricted free agent contract to safety George Wilson at the second-round level. Should Wilson sign a deal with another team and be allowed to leave, the Bills would receive a second-round pick as compensation for the 29-year-old safety's departure. If Wilson signs his tender, he'll be paid $1.7 million in 2010. There have been reports that the team is talking about extending Wilson beyond one year.
Earlier today, WGR 550 reported that the team had extended a tender offer to linebacker Keith Ellison, as well. It's not yet known what level of tender offer Ellison received.
The team has now confirmed that Ashton Youboty and Derek Schouman received tender offers as well. The club does not disclose tender levels, so Wilson's second-round tender is the only one we know for sure at this moment.
The decision to extend tenders to just four players leaves Gibran Hamdan, Joe Klopfenstein, Jonathan Scott, and Richie Incognito out of the loop. They immediately become unrestricted free agents.