Tender slapped on Bryant a second-rounder

March 14, 2012, 5:49 am
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While the Raiders announced Monday they had placed a one-year tender on restricted free agent defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, the NFL announced Tuesday it was a second-round tender, which is worth 1.927 million in cap space.As such, the Raiders will receive a second-round draft pick as compensation if Bryant signs with another team and Oakland does not match the offer.
The Raiders also slapped 540,000 tenders on three of their four exclusive rights free agents -- fullback Marcel Reece, cornerbackkick returner Bryan McCann and defensive lineman Mason Brodine. Safety Jerome Boyd was the lone Raiders restricted or exclusive rights free agent to not be offered a tender, so if he were to sign elsewhere Oakland would not receive any compensation for the loss.With the tenders now accounted for, and the franchise tag set upon strong safety Tyvon Branch worth 6.212 million, the Raiders should be 2,504,766 million under the salary cap.