The Green Bay Packers like Evan Dietrich-Smith at center, but apparently not
enough to offer him anything more than the lowest restricted free agent tender.
Under that low tender, the Packers do have the right to match any contract offered to and signed by Dietrich-Smith. But if the Packers would decide not to match an offer, they would lose Dietrich-Smith without compensation in return.
Dietrich-Smith entered the NFL undrafted, which is why the Packers wouldn’t receive any draft pick compensation for Dietrich-Smith. [Read more...]