As we examined earlier today, Evan Dietrich-Smith did an admirable job in 2013 of solidifying the center position on the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. While not an All-Pro caliber center, the young lineman was a positive and steady player and his availability in each game allowed the Packers to keep the line configuration identical for nearly every game.
Now that his restricted free agent tender is up and he has completed four NFL seasons, Dietrich-Smith is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the 2014 off-season and appears poised to test the market. Here's his career and 2013 season at a glance.
16 games played, 16 starts
5 sacks allowed (according to Pro Football Focus)
Signed Restricted Free-Agent Tender
$1.323 million base salary
49 games played, 25 starts
10 sacks allowed
Signed as free agent on December 31, 2010