Eagles tender guard Nate Herbig as a restricted free agent
In an expected move, the Philadelphia Eagles have tendered guard Nate Herbig as a restricted free agent. This move places Herbig on a one-year offer sheet of $2.4 million and all but guarantees his return to the Eagles.
Opposing teams can offer this contract to Herbig, but the Eagles hold the right to match any offer he gets. Usually, restricted free agents have a tender placed on them that nets them a compensation pick based on the round the player was drafted in. But since Herbig was an undrafted free agent, the Eagles don’t receive anything in return if he walks.
Herbie has been a tremendous guard for the Eagles, filling in for Brand Brooks, Isaac Seumalo, and Jason Kelce on numerous occasions. With Seumalo back at full health alongside the return of Jason Kelce, Herbig will be a backup for the Eagles but will be the next man up if either guard suffers an injury.
Over ten games last season, Herbig only just one sack and four quarterback hits in 252 passing plays. If you take away one bad game against the Giants in Week 16, he only allowed one QB hit and a single sack.
The Eagles have a few other potential restricted free agents if they place a tender on them, including Boston Scott and Greg Ward. Alex Singleton was expected to be an RFA this off-season, but the Eagles shockingly didn’t extend a tender.
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