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RFA Shopping Will Be Costly

As tenders filter in across the league, the picture of restricted free agency is becoming clearer. As expected, if a team is to acquire a premium restricted free agent talent they will have to pay a pretty penny.'s Mike Sando has taken an early look at the tenders for every restricted free agent with Pro Bowl experience and all of them except for Leon Washington of the New York Jets has been tendered at either the first-round or first-and-third round level. For a team to sign any one of these players they will not only have to sign the player to a contract, but also surrender significant draft value.

Of the 16 restricted free agents with Pro Bowl pedigree who have already had their tenders reported, 11 were given the first-and-third-round tender, four were given just a first-round tender and Washington was given a second-round tender. Washington is coming off of a broken leg.

The Eagles have one player who is scheduled to be a restricted free agent and has Pro Bowl pedigree, fullback Leonard Weaver. There is one other Pro Bowl fullback in the restricted free agent pool, Baltimore's LeRon McClain. McClain has been tendered at the first-round level.

To read Sando's full piece, click here.

Check back in to for more information as the tender deadline winds down, and join as at midnight for a live chat to mark the beginning of free agency.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:24 p.m., March 4

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