Tip Sheet notes: Under restrictions
As of Friday afternoon, 28 restricted free agents had not signed one-year tenders with their teams, and several have been warned in writing that they risk the loss of $1 million or more if they don't agree to the qualifying offers by Tuesday.
As detailed in an ESPN.com column recently, teams have the prerogative of reducing the tenders to 110 percent of a player's 2009 base salary at any time if the offers are not signed by June 15. In past years, that has been a hollow threat, but ...
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