Eagles tender RFA Dixon

Antonio Dixon tore his triceps against the 49ers. (Michael Perez/AP file photo)

The Eagles tendered defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, a restricted free agent, at a second-round level on Monday.

If another team attempts to sign Dixon before April 20, the Eagles would have seven days to match the offer or receive a second-round draft pick as compensation.

Dixon's salary for the year will be $1.927 million.

The fourth-year defensive tackle suffered a season-ending triceps tear in October, but is said to be on course to return by the start of spring practices. Dixon, a former undrafted free agent of the Redskins, was acquired by the Eagles in 2009 and developed into one of their best run-stopping defensive tackles.

Dixon is the Eagles' lone restricted free agent.

Free agency and the start of the league year opens Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Eagles have ten unrestricted free agents, including guard Evan Mathis and defensive tackle Derek Landri.

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