Chiefs Tender Jovan Belcher At Second Round Level

By now you've read about the salary cap issues with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys and how most of the league will receive an extra $1.6 million in cap space due to their transgressions. That's good news for the Kansas City Chiefs, who will use that space to retain LB Jovan Belcher.

Belcher, a restricted free agent, has been tendered at the second round level, according to a report from Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com. (Looks like Adam Teicher is reporting it as well.) The second round tender is set for $1.972 million.

As a restricted free agent, another team could step in and offer Belcher a contract. If the Chiefs choose not to match the contract offer, the other team gives up a second round pick for the rights to Belcher. It's unusual for a player to warrant such a steep price so early in their career so restricted free agency doesn't see a lot of action.

Belcher will see some competition at his position in 2012 with the return of LB Brandon Siler, who missed all of last season with an Achilles' injury.

This shouldn't be a surprise. The only question was at what level the Chiefs would tender Belcher. Second round sounds about right.

(H/T JComp11)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker