While one Restricted Free Agent has signed an offer sheet with another team and is making Ted Thompson sweat, the other will be back in Green Bay for sure next season.
Safety Sean Richardson may end up in Oakland after he signed an offer sheet with the Raiders earlier this week for one year and about $2.5 million. Offensive lineman Don Barclay, however, isn't going anywhere:
#Packers OL Don Barclay has signed his RFA tender with the team. So he's back for another season.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 9, 2015
It's no surprise that Barclay did not draw much interest from outside Green Bay once he was tendered. After all, he missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL. The Packers should be very happy to have him back in 2015, however, as he is a key depth piece on the offensive line. He earned the starting right tackle job in 2013 after Bryan Bulaga's injury forced the team to reshuffle the line, but has also pitched in at both guard positions and center on occasion.
With the starting five of David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, Corey Linsley, T.J. Lang, and Bryan Bulaga intact, both Barclay and third-year pro JC Tretter are versatile backups who are capable of playing multiple positions. Barclay's tender will pay him $1.532 million this season, and barring a contract extension he is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2016.