As expected the Carolina Panthers made the first step to retaining their starting right tackle, Mike Remmers, who was a restricted free agent. With the Panthers tendering a contract to Remmers, according to the team's site, they will have first right to refusal if another team signs him to a contract.
In terms of restricted free agents there are different levels and according to his agent, Brad Tessler, the Panthers used a second-round tender.
This essentially means the Panthers offered Remmers a one-year deal worth $2.55 million however if he does sign with another team and the Panthers don't match, they would receive a second round pick in compensation.
The Panthers signed Remmers during the 2014 season off the Rams' practice squad and became a starter after their Week 12 bye week with Nate Chandler on injured reserve. He went on to start the next 26 games for the Panthers, including playoffs.
He has played well over this time frame but struggled in Super Bowl 50 to slow Von Miller, who went on to win Super Bowl MVP. If he does return, Remmers should remain the starter at the beginning but will be pushed by last year's draft pick Daryl Williams, who has the potential to be a starting tackle in this league.