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Wilson among interesting restricted FAs

The buzz is never going to rival the frenzy that surrounds unrestricted free agency, but there are still some interesting restricted free agents on the market, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: March 6, 2007, 4:35 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It took only four days into free agency for the action to move to the restricted segment of the market, with the New England Patriots on Monday acquiring Miami Dolphins wide receiver Wes Welker.

Rather than acquire Welker in the conventional manner, by signing him to a restricted free-agent offer sheet and waiting a week to see whether the Dolphins would match the deal, the Patriots instead struck a trade. They cleverly offered an additional seventh-round choice, beyond the second-round compensation ...

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