The Los Angeles Rams have tendered tight end Johnny Mundt and center Coleman Shelton as exclusive rights free agents (EFRA). The tenders are for one year.
An EFRA is any player with fewer than three accrued seasons and an expired contract. If his original team offers him a one-year contract and the league minimum (based on his credited seasons), the player cannot negotiate with other teams.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon in 2017, Mundt earned praised for his contributions as a run-blocker last season. Of note, Rams head coach Sean McVay gave Mundt credit for his role in the team's ability to successfully run the ball in their Week 11 win over the Bears.
"He's been big," McVay said in mid-December. "I think he's a selfless team player and he epitomizes some of the things that you want to see."
Shelton, meanwhile, was signed to the active roster prior to the start of the regular season. The University of Washington product appeared in 11 games last season as a reserve offensive lineman.
"There were some good things that (Run Game Coordinator) Coach (Aaron) Kromer and our personnel staff had seen on tape, some of the traits and characteristics that we're looking for from our interior lineman," McVay said after L.A. signed Shelton in early September.