The Chargers have signed DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo and LB James Holt to contracts Wednesday and made contract offers (“tenders”) to 10 other players. Teams must make a contract offer (“tender”) to maintain negotiating rights by Thursday.
“We’re moving forward under the current agreement, which is what we have to work with at this time,” General Manager A.J. Smith said.
San Diego placed tenders on nine restricted free agents, maintaining rights to the players as outlined in the current collective bargaining agreement.
Starting WR Malcom Floyd received the highest tender, described as a first and third-round tender, which is what the Chargers would get in compensation under the current rules should another team sign the receiver. San Diego would have to elect not to match another team’s offer. It's clear that the Chargers really value Floyd, so they placed the highest tender on him. Expect him back in a Chargers uniform next season.
The Chargers placed a first-round tender on starting FS Eric Weddle.
Others that received tenders include OLB Antwan Applewhite, starting ORT Jeromey Clary and FB Mike Tolbert (second round); CB Dante Hughes (third round); OLB Antwan Barnes and S Paul Oliver (fourth round); and ILB Brandon Siler (seventh round).
Exclusive rights free agent OT Brandyn Dombrowski also was tendered.
LB Darry Beckwith, FB Billy Latsko, WR Legedu Naanee, LS Ryan Neill and FS Pat Watkins were not tendered.