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The reality of an uncapped year

Absence of salary cap in 2010 would curb, not increase, free-agent spending

Originally Published: February 15, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The NFL is about to take off its cap and find a bald-headed version of free agency.

Fans probably aren't going to like it. The perception of an uncapped year in 2010 is that it will bring free spending. Instead, this will be the NFL's version of a department store rolling back prices. Don't expect free spending. Expect a tightening of the belts for players' salaries if the NFL and the players don't get a collective bargaining agreement by March 5.

As of Friday, the number of ...

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