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Neiko Thorpe, Benson Mayowa receive RFA tenders from Raiders

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Friday, it was reported that Matt McGloin and Matt McCants were given restricted free agent tenders -- McGloin a second round tender and McCants an original round tender. That got the Matt Mc's done, but what of the other Restricted Free Agents? They got theirs too, according to Tom Pelissero who reported Saturday morning.

Getting a 2nd round tender was cornerback Neiko Thorpe and getting an original round tender was defensive end Benson Mayowa.

Each in their second season with the Raiders, Thorpe and Mayowa both started two games last season along with playing key reserve and special teams roles. Thorpe had a career year, with 36 tackles (33 solo) 6 passes defended and a game sealing interception in the team's week 2 win over the Ravens. Mayowa added 16 tackles (14 solo) and a sack.

A second round tender means that should any team look to sign Thorpe (or McGloin) away, the Raiders will have the opportunity to match. If they choose not to match, they would receive a second round pick in return. The tender pays $2.55 million this season.

An original round tender has the same stipulations except the compensation should the Raiders not match would be a draft pick in the round the player was originally drafted. In the case of Mayowa, the Raiders would receive no compensation as he was undrafted. This tender pays $1.67 million for the season.

The only Restricted Free Agent to not have a reported tender handed down was safety Larry Asante. Without a tender or an extension, he would become an unrestricted free agent on March 9.