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Redskins tender OLB Chris Wilson
The Redskins today tendered a restricted free-agent qualifying offer to outside linebacker Chris Wilson, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Wilson was tendered at the second-round level.
What that means for him, however, is not exactly clear because of the uncertainty regarding the expiring collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players union.
Under the existing CBA, players with four years of NFL experience, such as Wilson, are eligible for free agency in a year with a salary cap. They’re limited to restricted free agency in an uncapped year.
At this point, though, no one knows what rules will govern free agency this offseason.
If Wilson ultimately is a restricted free agent, the Redskins reserve the right to match an offer from another team. They would receive a second-round draft pick as compensation for allowing him to sign with another club.