The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday that they have tendered exclusive-rights free agent Chris Lewis-Harris.
Lewis-Harris, a third-year player in ’15, was tendered an offer that assures the Bengals of his exclusive NFL rights for the season. He has the option of signing the tender or negotiating a longer deal with Cincinnati. Lewis-Harris has played in 10 games over the last two seasons, mostly on special teams but with some action at CB. He has been on the roster for all three Bengals playoff games the last three years, playing in two and inactive for one.
This is in addition to tendering restricted free agent Emmanuel Lamur who was tendered the second-round level of compensation. Once he signs his tender, Lamur will earn $2.356 million in 2015. The deadline for him to sign an offer sheet with another team is April 24. If he doesn't sign an offer sheet by then, his 2015 rights are reverted back to the Bengals. If another team inks him to an offer sheet and the Bengals refuse to match, Cincinnati will receive a second-round pick from that team.
Lamur played his first Bengals season as a starter in 2014 and ranked third on the team in tackles (90), despite missing two games to an injury. He had two interceptions and led the front seven in passes defensed (seven).
The Bengals did not tender restricted free agent Devon Still, but have reportedly signed him to a one-year deal.