Center Evan Dietrich- Smith. (H. Marc Larson/ Gannett Wisconsin Media)
To save salary cap space, the Green Bay Packers are taking a calculated gamble by offering center Evan Dietrich-Smith the lowest restricted free agent tender.
Sources confirmed Monday that Dietrich-Smith will get the lowest tender, which carries the right to match any contract the player signs with another team or receive as compensation a draft pick in the round he was drafted. The added risk is Dietrich-Smith entered the NFL undrafted, so the Packers would receive no compensation.
Dietrich-Smith replaced Jeff Saturday as the starting center late last year and is the likely starter this ...