No calm before the free-agent storm

A scramble to sign potential free agents is likely; Redskins need Vincent Jackson

Originally Published: March 12, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Reality has led to a whole lot of procrastination as free agency is set to begin.

On Sunday, the NFL announced the salary cap was going to be $120.6 million, only $225,000 more than last year. The flat cap is understandable. Revenues were down because of the 136-day lockout. Plus, the NFLPA had to do some scrambling just to get an increase in the cap.

What's been interesting is watching the procrastination. Until Monday, only about 32 re-signings have ...

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