Don't expect any restricted free agent tenders for the Jaguars

Today is the last day teams can assign 4 or 5 year players with a restricted free agency tender. The deadline is at 3:00 P.M., as it's technically the last day of the league calender. Under the current CBA rules of an uncapped year, 5th year players are considered restricted free agents and can be hit with tenders. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, some key potential free agents are eligible for RFA designations. Wide receivers Jason Hill and Mike Sims-Walker, linebacker Justin Durant, defensive tackle Leger Douzable, and punter Adam Podlesh are all restricted free agents.

The Jacksonville Jaguars however, are not expected to extend any offers to any of those players. We know the Jaguars are working on a long-term contract with punter Adam Podlesh and they have expressed a desire to keep receiver Jason Hill, but all contract negotiations cease at the end of the day if a new CBA is not agreed upon. While the Jaguars are not expected to tender any of their RFA's, I think it would behoove them to slap at least original tender designations to Jason Hill, Mike Sims-Walker, and Justin Durant instead of letting them just walk into free agency.

The only receivers currently under contract are Mike Thomas, Kassim Osgood, Tiquan Underwood, Jarett Dillard, and John Matthews. It should also be noted that receiver Nate Hughes, nickelback William Middleton, and safety Courtney Greene are all "exclusive rights" free agents.

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