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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NFL: Raiders tender contracts to 7 free agents


By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer

ALAMEDA, Calif. The Oakland Raiders have tendered contracts to quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and six other restricted free agents.

Gradkowski got a second-round tender Wednesday. That means he will get at least $1.759 million if he makes the team next season. The Raiders also have the right to match any offer sheet he signs with another team or receive a second-round pick as compensation.
Coach Tom Cable said Sunday that Gradkowski would compete for the starting quarterback job next season with former No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell.
Oakland also placed a first and third-round tender on cornerback Stanford Routt, second-round tenders on linebackers Thomas Howard and Ricky Brown and Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Condo, a third-round tender on linebacker Kirk Morrison and an original round tender on offensive lineman Chris Morris.