NFL Free Agency: What To Expect Come Friday

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At midnight tonight, the free agency period begins and the deadline to implement a new salary cap for the 2010 season expires. Without a salary cap teams are not limited in the amount of money they can spend on players.
It also means there is no floor, or minimum team salary requirements. That figure, which now stands at $107 million, no longer has to be spent on players. Some teams, especially smaller market ones, may opt to keep salaries as low as feasibly possible.
Teams that played in the Divisional Playoff round last season will basically be sidelined in free agency. The final four (New Orleans, Indianapolis, New York Jets and Minnesota) cannot sign any RFAs unless they lose one first.
The other four teams (Baltimore, Arizona, Dallas and San Diego) are limited as well.   They “only will be permitted to sign one unrestricted free agent for $5.5 million (estimated) or more in year one of the contract, plus the number of their UFAs who sign with another team. They ...

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