Source: Bears tender Danieal Manning

Updated: February 28, 2011, 10:06 AM ET
By Michael C. Wright and Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

Bears safety Danieal Manning rejected an extension offer during the season worth $6 million over three years, with $2 million guaranteed, according to NFL sources, but last week the team extended him an original-compensation tender.

Manning finds himself in an interesting situation.

Without a salary cap and CBA, Manning is technically a restricted free agent, which means that if another team signed him to an offer sheet and Chicago failed to match it, the team signing the safety ...

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