As the few unrestricted free agents get most of the attention, the restricted free agents can tend to be forgotten. Among them for the Raiders is backup quarterback Matt McGloin. To keep restricted free agents such as McGloin, the team must put tenders on them. And that is what the Raiders did with McGloin, slapping a second round tender on him according to FL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Putting a second round tender on McGloin was the right move. It means if a team tries to sign him, the Raiders could match their offer, and if they choose not to match it, the other team would surrender a 2nd round pick.
McGloin's value as a backup would have been attractive to other teams and being that he went undrafted, an orginal round tender may not have been enough to keep another team from signing him away.
The fourth-year quarterback will make $2.5 million this season under the tender.
Other restricted free agents for the Raiders include Larry Asante, Benson Mayowa, Neiko Thorpe, and Matt McCants. None of whom are expected to receive higher than an original round tender.
UPDATE: OL Matt McCants has received an original round tender (6th round).
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