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Tender time in Denver and Oakland

The Denver Post is reporting guard Chris Kuper has signed his restricted free agency tender. Kuper was given a first-round tender.

Now, he will likely participate in Denver’s offseason program. Kuper, a late-round pick in 2006, has developed into a solid NFL starter.

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Oakland linebacker Ricky Brown has signed his tender. He was given a second-round tender.

Brown is trying to resume his push for Kirk Morrison’s job in the middle. Brown was pushing Morrison hard last year, but injuries ended his run at a starting job.