Restricted FAs bear brunt of labor pact

A quirk in the CBA costs a few players potential millions

Originally Published: March 4, 2010
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Get ready for some collective groaning throughout the NFL when the unrestricted free-agency period opens on Friday morning.

That will be the sound of more than 200 players who thought they would be cashing in on the open market this year. They're the unfortunate ones who now find themselves boxed in and bitter. They're the guys who went from being unrestricted free agents to restricted free agents thanks to a horrible glitch in the system.


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