Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers have tendered RB Michael Turner, a restricted free agent, with a one-year, $2.35 million tender. Turner can negotiate with other teams but the Chargers would have the ability to match any offer. If they chose not to match, they would receive a first-round and third-round pick as compensation for him from the other squad.
IMO, no one would think to offer a 1 and a 3 for a guy selected 3 years ago in the 5th round who hasn't proven himself as an every down back. This move protects the Chargers from a team like the Ravens throwing an offer at Turner that the Chargers don't match leaving them with only the No. 29 overall pick as compensation when Turner might get them a better pick from another club.