According to a report, the San Francisco 49ers tendered restricted free agent defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs.
The team extended a $1.431 million tender to Dobbs, according to CSNBayArea.com. Per the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, that is an original round tender. Since Dobbs entered the league as an undrafted free agent, the 49ers would not receive any compensation; rather they merely hold the right of first refusal to match any offer sheet Dobbs might get from another club.
The 49ers did not tender their other restricted free agent, cornerback Perrish Cox.
Fullback Will Tukuafu had been incorrectly listed as a restricted free agent, but he signed a two-year contract in December; the NFL Players Association erroneously included Tukuafu’s name on the free agent list.
The 49ers weren’t expected to tender Dobbs, who will compete to retain a spot on the defensive line. He was also a valuable contributor on special teams, however, which could be a consideration considering San Francisco already has seven defensive linemen under contract and played with six on the roster last season.