CB Green, DE Smith sign one-year, $2.017 million tenders

Updated: April 3, 2008, 3:10 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Arizona Cardinals lost any threat in the restricted free-agent market Thursday when cornerback Eric Green and defensive end Antonio Smith signed their one-year, $2.017 million tender sheets.

Both players were considered valuable enough for the Cardinals to give them first-round tenders. Green, 25, started 19 games at cornerback over the past two years and is considered more valuable this season with Antrell Rolle moving to safety. Smith started 13 games at defensive end last season and played 83 percent of the downs.

When Smith and Green signed their contracts, the Cardinals completed all their transactions in the restricted free-agent market. The only other restricted free agent was guard Elton Brown, who signed a one-year, $927,000 deal.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer