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Five things to watch in free agency

Money won't be scarce, but few big-dollar players are hitting the open market

Originally Published: March 10, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The free-agent scramble is set to begin Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Unlike in recent years, teams are loaded with money to spend thanks to the $10 million salary-cap increase to $133 million. Despite the big increase, teams still will be a bit defensive and conservative with their spending. Not many impact players are hitting the market, and teams know it can be wiser to invest in their own free agents.

Two of the best pass-rushers were kept off the market when the Carolina Panthers used ...

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