Green Bay Packers linebacker Jamari Lattimore signed his one-year restricted free agent tender on Wednesday.
Lattimore had until Friday's deadline to sign an offer sheet with another NFL team.
By virtue of placing the original-round tender on him, the Packers could have matched any offer Lattimore received, making it unlikely he would have received a tender at all.
The value of Lattimore's one-year tender is $1.431 million, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The Packers linebacker will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014 season.
Lattimore had also reportedly been taking part in the Packers' offseason program that started last week under a participation agreement that protected him while not being under contract, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Entering the 2014 season, Lattimore joins an inside linebacker group that has plenty of options for playing time but few with high-level playmaking ability. A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones remain the incumbent starters and are complemented by others on the roster such as Sam Barrington and Victor Aiyewa.
Last season, Lattimore had the best season of his career, making 35 tackles, two sacks and forcing a fumble while displaying good athletic ability, although perhaps not the discipline needed to play week in and week out. He started four games in place of an injured Jones.
Lattimore remains one of the Packers' core special teams player and was voted a postseason captain for the unit in 2012.
Photo: Larry Radloff Photography.
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