Ask – 37 Restricted Free Agents remain unsigned

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I’ve been reading that there are a number of key June dates for restricted free agents. What are the implications of those dates? How many of those players have not signed contracts?

Dallas Cowboys unsigned RFA WR Miles Austin

For the 37 RFAs who have not signed contracts (as of May 27), the original clubs retain exclusive rights to sign the player. All RFAs can sign by June 1 the contract their original club tendered before March 5 — the first day of the 2010 league year. If a player does not sign by June 1, the original club can extend the qualifying offer and thereby retain exclusive rights to the player.

If the original qualifying offer is greater than 110 percent of the player’s 2009 base salary and the player does not sign that contract by June 15, the team can substitute the June 1 tender with a new June 15th tender of 110 percent of the RFA’s 2009 base salary and continue to retain exclusive rights to the player.  If the player does not sign by Week 10, he cannot play in 2010.

Below is a list of the 37 Restricted Free Agents who have not signed contracts as of May 27 (based on official notification to the NFL office).

Club Name Player Name Pos
Arizona Cardinals Lutui, Deuce G
Baltimore Ravens Gaither, Jared T
Baltimore Ravens Landry, Dawan SS
Baltimore Ravens McClain, Le’Ron FB
Carolina Panthers Davis, Thomas OLB
Carolina Panthers Marshall, Richard CB
Cleveland Browns Elam, Abram SS
Cleveland Browns Harrison, Jerome RB
Cleveland Browns Jackson, D’Qwell ILB
Cleveland Browns Roth, Matt OLB
Cleveland Browns Vickers, Lawrence FB
Dallas Cowboys Austin, Miles WR
Dallas Cowboys Sensabaugh, Gerald SS
Denver Broncos Dumervil, Elvis OLB
Green Bay Packers Bigby, Atari SS
Green Bay Packers Jolly, Johnny DE
Green Bay Packers Williams, Tramon CB
Houston Texans Daniels, Owen TE
Indianapolis Colts Bethea, Antoine FS
Kansas City Chiefs Page, Jarrad FS
Miami Dolphins Brown, Ronnie RB
Miami Dolphins Fasano, Anthony TE
Minnesota Vikings Edwards, Ray DE
New England Patriots Mankins, Logan G
New Orleans Saints Brown, Jammal T
New Orleans Saints Harper, Roman SS
New Orleans Saints Moore, Lance WR
New Orleans Saints Thomas, Pierre RB
San Diego Chargers Floyd, Malcom WR
San Diego Chargers Jackson, Vincent WR
San Diego Chargers McNeill, Marcus T
San Diego Chargers Merriman, Shawne OLB
St. Louis Rams Atogwe, Oshiomogho FS
Tampa Bay Bucs Penn, Donald T
Tennessee Titans Tulloch, Stephen MLB
Washington Redskins McIntosh, Rocky OLB
Washington Redskins Rogers, Carlos CB

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