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Early thoughts on free agency

Bucs had no choice but to start spending; Megatron worthy of mega-contract

Originally Published: March 14, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

As we wait for Peyton Manning to make The Decision …

Not to be a buzz kill, but in the first 24 hours of any free-agency period, buyer beware. There is a reason Pittsburgh, Green Bay, New England and the New York Giants typically aren't big players in free agency. The smart teams build through the draft, and re-sign their own players before they ever reach free agency.

When teams deviate from that plan, the results can be disastrous. See Washington under Daniel Snyder, or Philadelphia ...

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