Colts’ George Odum ‘disrespected and disappointed’ with low tender

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The Indianapolis Colts applied a tender to restricted free agent George Odum on Tuesday, giving him the right of first refusal level. It seems the All-Pro special teamer isn’t happy with that.

Odum took to Twitter to air his feelings about the Colts’ decision to give him the lowest of the tenders applied to restricted free agents. The right of first refusal level gives the Colts the chance to match any offer given to Odum, but they won’t get any compensation if he leaves.

That likely makes Odum feel like he’s not valued as an All-Pro special teamer.

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Per the NFL on the right of first refusal tender in 2021: “One-year contract worth $2.133 million. Team has the right to match any offer sheet signed with another team, but there is no draft compensation tied to this tender.”

The other options for Odum’s tender would have been the first-round, second-round or original-round tender. The compensation would follow whichever level they give him. Because it was the right of first refusal, the Colts can only match another offer sheet from a team but if they decline it, no compensation is given.

It remains to be seen if this result in any drama down the line, but it is something to keep an eye out for as we progress through the offseason.

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