Free agency was a singular experience

Many players took one-year deals, but the market may not be much better in 2012

Originally Published: August 22, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The amazing part of post-lockout free agency was how quickly players were forced to settle into one-year contracts.

The NFL salary cap of $120.75 million is more than $7 million less than it was in 2009, so you figured things would be tight. But the surprising part was how quickly many free agents settled on their contracts.

Running back Ronnie Brown has done well with the Eagles since signing a one-year, $1 million contract. New ...

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