Steelers, Bengals offer tenders

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

With free agency set to start on Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals made decisions on tendering a select amount of restricted free agents.

Pittsburgh made qualifying offers to offensive tackle Willie Colon, cornerback Anthony Madison and tight end Sean McHugh. The team also tendered exclusive rights free agents Carey Davis, a fullback, and offensive tackle Jeremy Parquet.

Davis and Parquet cannot negotiate with other teams. Colon, Madison and McHugh can negotiate deals but the Steelers could match any offer or accept draft picks as compensation.

The Bengals tendered a pair of linebackers in Rashad Jeanty and Brandon Johnson. Other teams interested would have to offer a long-term deal and give Cincinnati a second-round pick for either player.