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Report: Texans tender RFAs Daniels, Ryans at highest level

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By PFW staff

The Texans have tendered RFA TE Owen Daniels and MLB DeMeco Ryans at the highest level, The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. This means teams who want to sign either player away from Houston would have to construct an offer sheet the Texans wouldn't match and surrender first- and third-round picks.

Daniels received a one-year contract offer worth $3.071 million, while Ryans received a one-year contract offer for $3.043 million. Daniels' contract is slightly higher because he received the highest RFA tender last year and is due a 10 percent increase from his 2009 tender per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the owners and players. 

The Chronicle also reported that S Bernard Pollard received a first-round tender. Pollard received a one-year contract offer for $2.396 million, and a club wishing to sign him would have to give up a first-round pick should the Texans decline to match the contract offer.

According to the report, the Texans tendered RB Ryan Moats and OT Rashad Butler at their original draft level. Both players were third-round picks, meaning that clubs would have to give up third-round selections to sign away either player. Moats and Butler received one-year contracts worth $1.101 million.

The Chronicle also reported the Texans hold a right of first refusal on RFA C Chris White and DE Tim Bulman and tendered them contracts, but Houston will not receive a draft pick if either of the two undrafted players sign elsewhere. They were tendered one-year contracts for $1.101 million.


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