The New York Giants have placed a tender on restricted free-agent linebacker Spencer Paysinger, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 4, 2014
The Giants gave Paysinger a right of first refusal tender, meaning they can match any opposing team’s offer for the linebacker and special teams standout. The tender would pay Paysinger $1.431 million if another team does not offer him a contract. Should the Giants choose not to match an opposing team’s offer, Paysinger walks and New York does not receive any compensation from the other team for him.
Paysinger recorded 74 tackles and one sack in 16 games played with 10 starts at outside linebacker. He was originally acquired in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Oregon.
Center Dallas Reynolds (an exclusive-rights free agent) also had a tender placed on him by the Giants to the tune of $570,000.