Today marks the deadline for teams to make tender offers to their restricted free agents, which impacts the Patriots with OLB Pierre Woods, OL Wesley Britt and LB Eric Alexander.
The details of the restricted free agency were broken down earlier this month. While Woods is expected to receive a second-round tender -- assuming he hasn't signed a contract extension -- the cases of Britt and Alexander are a bit less clear.
Britt and Alexander would seemingly be in line for the low tender.
But with the low tender at $1.01 million, that might be viewed by the Patriots as too rich for both players, considering that Britt was the fourth offensive tackle in 2008, while Alexander has mostly been a special teams performer.
If the team feels that way, it has two options:
EXTRA POINT: In an Associated Press article that was posted on Boston.com Wednesday, noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews is quoted regarding Tom Brady's surgery and ensuing infection. Andrews was consulted by Brady's doctor at the time of the infection. Andrews said Brady, despite the infection, is likely to see excellent results from the surgery because doctors were aggressive treating the infection.