The RFA tender news is coming in fast and furious today.
The latest update concerns Ravens left tackle Jared Gaither, who, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, received the first-round tender from the team.
That means Gaither is due for a contract of around $2.3 million if he stays in Baltimore.
There is a chance that a team could swoop in and sign Gaither to an offer sheet, which the Ravens would then have the opportunity to match. They could also choose to take the first-round pick and let Gaither walk.
On one hand, you could say (as Schefter did) that a first-round tender isn't bad for a guy who is a former fifth-round pick in the supplemental draft.
On the other, you could say that the Ravens' decision not to give Gaither the top tender (which would have paid around $3.1 million) might be an indication that they don't view him as their long-term left tackle.
It could be argued that if the Ravens held Gaither in a very high regard and didn't want to risk losing him, they would have given him the top tender, forcing another team to give up first and third-round picks as compensation if they wanted to sign the 23-year-old tackle.