It was somewhat surprising that the Raiders gave restricted free agent Andre Holmes an original-round contract tender, one that would’ve denied compensation had another team produced an offer sheet the Silver and Black wouldn’t match.
Holmes was an undrafted prospect, but established himself after a season as the Raiders’ leading receiver. A higher tender, a second-round tender, for example, could’ve virtually ensured his return.
They took a minor risk, but the gamble paid off. Holmes is staying in Oakland.
Holmes signed his contract tender before the Raiders' offseason formally began Tuesday morning, a source told CSN Bay Area. Holmes was present and active for the team’s first strength and conditioning workout.
Holmes’ tender is worth $1.542 million.
He’ll make the same amount as safety Larry Asante, who is signing his original-round tender, per a separate league source.
Receiver Rod Streater and Marquette King have signed their RFA tenders.