Found March 12, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
Running back Jonathan Dwyer of the Pittsburgh Steelers was offered a low tender in restricted free agency. That deal will guarantee Dwyer $1.3 million in 2013, but he was still free to try and sign elsewhere. Any other team in the NFL could have signed Dwyer and would have only had to give up a sixth round pick as compensation. There is no way to know if another team would have tried to sign Dwyer, but it is possible. However, instead of testing the free agent market Dwyer immediately signed his free agent tender, which guarantees that he will be back with the team in 2013. The Steelers could still sign any of their restricted free agents to long-term contracts if they choose to do so, but the only one they may look to sign long-term is Steve McLendon, who is expected to become the starting nose tackle next season. Many believe that Dwyer signed his contract early as a way to prove something to the team. During the 2012 season Dwyer became the main back on the team, but still lost c...
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