The team has placed an original draft-round tender on Fasano, sources said. That means Fasano, a second-round draft pick in 2006, will only wind up elsewhere if a team is willing to give the Dolphins a second-round selection in the upcoming draft. http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/03/1510614/miami-dolphins-place-original.html
Even then, the Dolphins also would get right of first refusal, which means Miami could keep Fasano if it matched the contract offer extended to Fasano by the bidding team.
Had the Dolphins given Fasano a second-round tender, he would have been paid $1.76 million. But by instead placing the ``original draft-round'' tender on him, he'll instead be paid $1.18 million in 2010, a difference of nearly $600,000.
It will be a tough pill to swallow for Fasano, but it's a sensible move by the Dolphins, since they'll get the same compensation for Fasano whether they tender him as a second-round pick or as an original draft pick.
Sucks for Fasano, I know he was hoping to get a good deal this offseason, and instead we find a way to pay him less. There goes Dawn Aponte making her presence known.