Steelers issue contract tenders for Colon, two others
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The Steelers issued three one-year contract tenders to their restricted free agents today -- tackle Willie Colon, fullback Sean McHugh and cornerback Anthony Madison.
Safety Anthony Smith, a third-round draft pick in 2006, did not receive a tender and he now becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Each of the three tendered players maintains the Steelers' rights to match any offer they might receive. Colon received a tender of $2,198,000, which means if he signed elsewhere and the Steelers did not match, they would receive a first-round draft pick in return.
McHugh and Madison received the low tenders of $1.01 million, maintaining the Steelers rights to match. McHugh would bring a seventh-round pick if they did not match, but Madison would not because he was not a drafted player.
Linebacker Arnold Harrison, their other restricted free agent, did not receive a tender and will become unrestricted, as will tight end Jon Dekker, who did not receive a tender as an exclusive rights player.
Two exclusive rights players did receive tenders: fullback Carey Davis and guard Jeremy Parquet.
First Published February 26, 2009 3:52 pm