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Sources: Free agency agreed on

Updated: July 16, 2011, 11:39 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NFL owners have agreed they will not put first-right-of-refusal clauses on 2011 free agents, a major breakthrough in talks with the NFLPA and progress toward a new CBA, sources told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

It had been reported earlier that negotiations stalled Friday because of the free-agency rule.

The players were unwilling to grant NFL teams extra right-of-first-refusals on this year's free-agent class, because many of those free agents were restricted under last year's ...

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