As expected, the Patriots have placed the second-round tender on restricted free agent DL Mike Wright today.
The tender is worth $1.41 million. Any team that signs Wright to an offer sheet would have to surrender a second-round draft choice if the Patriots don't match.
Since Wright entered the league as a rookie free agent, the Patriots ran the risk of losing him without compensation if they had given him the low tender ($927,000).
Wright is the team's top backup at nose tackle. He also plays end and on special teams.