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Redskins give McIntosh a second-round tender

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh received a second-round tender from the Redskins, a league source said.

McIntosh finished fourth on the team with 64 unassisted tackles. He also finished second on the team with two interceptions. Last season, McIntosh had a base salary of $535,000 and received a $100,000 workout bonus.

By Jason Reid  |  March 3, 2010; 11:43 AM ET
Categories:  Free agency , Jason Reid  
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Have they/are they going to make offers to:

Hunter Smith (UFA)
Levi Jones (UFA)
Jason Campbell
Todd Yoder
Anthony Montgomery
Chris Wilson
Will Montgomery (please, no)
Randy Thomas - no (UFA)
Stephen Heyer - (minimum only)
Renaldo Wynn - Probably not (UFA)
Carlos Rogers

What's going on with these UFA's and RFA's?

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 11:47 AM |

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

MacIntosh was a second round pick. Why didn't they tender him at "original pick" level and save a few bucks to spend on Julius Peppers?

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

LS;

They wont be signing a lot of new contracts for the RFA's since there might not be a league to play in next year.

So they give them the minimum to keep them here, 1 year tender, and see how it plyas out.

Especially with other large contracts on the books into 2011 like big Al etc. that will be dead money.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Wow...an early round pick that the Skins actually developed into a good player and are attempting to keep. Weird....

Posted by: HustlerofCulture | March 3, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

LS, for Mac, i think they want to get a pick for Mac.... i will admit I dont know the real difference between original vs 2nd round tender since he was a 2nd round pick.

Did J Reid just get it wrong?

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Could mean that they want a third-rounder for him. They must still have doubts about him. If they were crazy for him, they would sign him to a three-year contract, not a one-year that makes him a UFA this time next year.

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Serbs beat me to it. The less contracts on the books, the less money they have to pay out if no football is being played.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 3, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

They wont be signing a lot of new contracts for the RFA's since there might not be a league to play in next year.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 11:46 AM

Why can't they write a three-year contract that says "You don't get paid if there's no games?"

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Uh that was supposed to be Zeebs. Damn autofill

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 3, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I will not be affiliated with any serb-idom scamp

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

MacIntosh was a second round pick. Why didn't they tender him at "original pick" level and save a few bucks to spend on Julius Peppers?

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't really matter if your assumption is accurate, right? They won't be spending any money on McIntosh or any other RFA if they work out trade deals for all of these 2nd round tenders. Which is what you think they are trying to do.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

MacIntosh was a second round pick. Why didn't they tender him at "original pick" level and save a few bucks to spend on Julius Peppers?

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse
Cerrato might have done that. BA is a classy guy, does it right. I think they want Rocky to be happy, motivated for upcoming year.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama

Cody will never be mistaken for a great athlete, but he did manage to show up at the Combine 16 pounds lighter than his Senior Bowl weight (370 pounds). Measuring in at 6-foot-4, 354 pounds, Cody looked better, but still appeared sloppy physically and on the field. He has tremendous strength and displayed quick feet during drills, but had one of the worst 40 times (5.64) of anyone at the Combine. With that said, there will be a team that over drafts Cody, probably high in the second round, because of the space he eats inside. Let’s just

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

cont...

Let's just hope he doesn't eat his way out of the league.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

You have to love a $100,000 workout bonus. Maybe my employer can pay me to boot up the PC to start my work :)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | March 3, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Is somebody going to monitor all the other 31 teams' tenders so we know what we'd have to give up to sign desirable RFAs?

I need someone to step up here and... somehow divine which RFAs the Redskins are likely to pursue, and just keep me posted on those. Thanks in advance, RI community.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 3, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Cody would be a perfect NT prospect. They need a true space eater/immovable object at that spot if they plan to have any success as a 3-4 defense. They'd probably need to use a 2nd round pick on him though. If he even makes it out of the first round. With more and more teams switching to 3-4, there's a shortage of true NTs to go around.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Another one that while I like Rocky, degenerative knee problem, if he were signed away and we got a 2nd for him I wouldn't be sad.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse


I always get a kick out of those 40-times when it comes to D-tackles and Olinemen.

How many scenarios are there in a game when their ability to sprint 40 yards down the field is going to be critical?

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato might have done that. BA is a classy guy, does it right. I think they want Rocky to be happy, motivated for upcoming year.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 12:01 PM

Players don't like the RFA tender. If they wanted to do right by Rock they would sign him to a 3-4 year deal. I hope a team wants him enough to give us a pick for him because he is not a fit for the 3-4.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I have to believe they want to get rid of rocky too.

Not that he is a bad WILL, but in a 3-4 he is not an edge rusher. And he cannot get off blocks well enough to fit inside. He seemed to improve upon that last year (after a year where every team ran at him and AC) but i think that was more of a result of AC's improved play and not his.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I always get a kick out of those 40-times when it comes to D-tackles and Olinemen.

How many scenarios are there in a game when their ability to sprint 40 yards down the field is going to be critical?

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Offensive linemen on screens or pulling plays can definitely cover a lot of ground. Maybe not in a straight line, but laterally and then up field.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

If they wanted to do right by Rock they would sign him to a 3-4 year deal.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse


Rocky has been a solid, not spectacular player for the Skins. I can't recall any instances where he made some game-changing play. He's got the degenerative knee condition.

Frankly, I hope the days of giving big extensions to the Jon Jansens and Clinton Portises of the team are over.

Rocky's been a serviceable Skin, but I have no problem lowballing him with this offer. We need to do more business like the Colts, Eagles and Pats who don't have a problem going hardline with faithful veterans that are deemed otherwise replaceable.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

And AC moving to edge LB in a 3-4 seems like a bad fit too. he did not like that in SF. now he is 5 years older, so i cant see how that will change.

Peppers would probably fix that, but I dont know if he is worth it.

I know that wilson showed an improvement, maybe it is time to see if he can step up. He is good enough at rushing the passer from the edge, but like Rak, his coverage skills are suspect.

Maybe a switch to 3-4 is not a good idea?

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Offensive linemen on screens or pulling plays can definitely cover a lot of ground. Maybe not in a straight line, but laterally and then up field.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Sure, what they need in that scenario is good quickness and agility in a small area. Once you get out to block, the idea is for the RB/WR to find space to accelerate downfield, not to have the linemen run with them.

But 40 yards downfield in a dead sprint??

The only thing I can think of is a D-tackle trying to return a long fumble-recovery to the endzone and an Olineman trying to chase him down.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Players don't like the RFA tender. If they wanted to do right by Rock they would sign him to a 3-4 year deal. I hope a team wants him enough to give us a pick for him because he is not a fit for the 3-4.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse
The problem with a 3-4 yr deal is the possibility of not playing in 2011. I don't think there will be too many of those seals signed this year.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 12:20 PM

I'm not advocating giving him a contract. He was a bad pick by Gibbs compounded by the fact that we traded up for him and his injury history. He has been decent but he is not a fit in the 3-4, much like the majority of our front 7. It's very unlikely but I hope some team offers him a contract.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

If they wanted to do right by Rock they would sign him to a 3-4 year deal.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse


Giving these players tenders could be the first step in them getting long term contracts.

No sense handing out new contracts until the uncapped year is officially in place. Because you can be a lot more creative structuring a contract without a salary cap to worry about (so the impact is less in future years if a cap returns after the lock out).


Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Offensive linemen on screens or pulling plays can definitely cover a lot of ground. Maybe not in a straight line, but laterally and then up field.


Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

That's true, df, but the 20 yd split is probably a better guage for that. 40 yd time is pretty meaningless for those guys.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

but the 20 yd split is probably a better guage for that. 40 yd time is pretty meaningless for those guys.

Should have said...10 and 20 yd splits...

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Signing these guys to tenders is no big deal. Free agency starts Friday and this is quicker than negotiating. And every team has lots of RFAs to deal with. Maybe with the lack of UFAs this year you'll see teams make offers to other teams' RFAs. It's hard to predict when the rules change.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 3, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 3, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Screw the big names...

Sign Justin Bannan to play NT and move Fat Al to DE.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or do we still need another 3-4 DE? how about going after a guy like Marcus Spears, Dwan Edwards to play DE. I agree with the Justin Bannan to play NT comments. Here's my list of FA hopefuls Bannan, Dansby, Rolle, Pashos, Larry Foote, Duanta Robinson and or Leigh Bodden but only if we don't resign Carlos. We could find a late round RB and focus on the drafting a OT with the 4th overall pick and maybe with the 37th overall pick draft a NT like Cam Thomas or Mt.Cody.

Posted by: robbkels | March 3, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Just because the tender someone for a certain round pick, doesn't mean a trade is out of the question either.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Do the owners still have to pay the players salary if there is a lock out and no one is playing?

Posted by: diamond_jim | March 3, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

McIntosh doesn't fit into a 3-4 scheme. He is too little to play inside and not a good enough pass rusher to play outside. I would use him to try to trade up from the 2nd round into the late first.

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 3, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

yu never kno we might end up gettin a 2nd round pick for Mcintosh i would be excited because we need as many picks as possible.. We may use him as trade bait to get a guard or a tackle

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | March 3, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

The Bears have notoriously pursued McIntosh in the past. I can see them trying to trade for him. Whether its picks or whatever.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

McIntosh at 6'1 and 230 really doesn't fit a 3-4 alignment.

At 27 are the Redskins going to tender a guy at the highest level who they are not sure is even a fit for their team for 2010?

The Redskins are not going to give him away as they spent a #2 pick on him, but if another team came along and offered a #3 for him I bet Shanahan would take it.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 3, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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