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Jaguars tender six RFA's


The Jaguars have tendered defensive end Bobby McCray and kicker Josh Scobee at the first-round level, as those two players and four other Jaguars prepare to become restricted free agents at midnight tonight.

Quarterback Quinn Gray and wide receiver Ernest Wilford have been tendered at the second-round level, and linebacker Jorge Cordova and cornerback Ahmad Carroll were assigned low tenders.

• Low tender includes right of first refusal for the team holding the player's rights and original draft pick compensation should another team sign that player. Should a low-tender player be retained by his original team, he would be paid an $850,000 salary on a one-year contract in 2007.

• Second-round tender includes right of first refusal, second-round draft choice compensation and a $1.3 million salary.

• First-round tender includes right of first refusal, first-round draft pick compensation and a $1.85 million salary.

• First and third-round tender includes right of first refusal, first and third-round draft pick compensation and a $2.35 million salary.

Any team signing McCray or Scobee would have to compensate the Jaguars with a first-round draft choice. Gray and Wilford would require second-round compensation. Cordova is a former third-round pick and Carroll was a first-rounder.

"This year, for the first time, you have the option of a second-round tender, which is new to the process," coach Jack Del Rio said. "The tender doesn't totally take them off the market. It allows them to see if there's interest in the market. If there is, it would give us a draft pick or give us the right to match that contract.

"In all of these cases, we tender a guy because we like him. They may not enjoy the perks of being an out-and-out free agent, but their compensation increases significantly," Del Rio added.

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