Steelers Tender Offers To 6 Players
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers continued their off-season moves Monday, tendering six players, including wide receiver Mike Wallace.
Wallace, Keenan Lewis, Ryan Mundy, David Johnson, Doug Legursky and Ramon Foster were all tendered offers. The Steelers placed a first-round tender on Wallace, paying him $2.7 million in 2012.
If Wallace receives an offer from another NFL team the Steelers have the ability to match that offer. If they are unable or choose not to match that offer they will receive a first-round pick from the team that signs Wallace.
Tendering all six players means the Steelers “reserve the right” to keep the players by matching offers from other teams.
“All six players could also remain with the Steelers by signing their tender offer for 2012 or by signing a long-term contract with the team,” according to the team’s statement.
Legursky and Foster will make $1.26 million in 2012. If either or both sign with another team the Steelers will receive nothing in return, because both entered the league as undrafted free agents.
Lewis, Mundy and Johnson will receive $1.2 million in 2012. The Steelers will receive a third-round pick for Lewis, a sixth-round pick for Mundy and a seventh-round pick for Johnson should they sign with another NFL team.