The salary cap is gone and the free agency period begins Friday morning, so high-revenue teams such as the Redskins and Cowboys will rain money down on all the top free agents, right? Probably not. The capless year triggers automatic checks and balances designed to keep small-market teams competitive, at least in the short-term. And even deep-pocketed owners may be unlikely to go overboard without knowing what the next labor agreement might contain. A FEW THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT AN UNCAPPED 2010 SEASON:
SOURCE: NFL, NFL Players Association | Bonnie Berkowitz, Mark Maske and Todd Lindeman/The Washington Post - March 4, 2010
Several veteran Redskins left with restricted options Article | As the Redskins' front office rolls up its sleeves for what's expected to be a busy free agency period for the team, Washington players are already feeling the effects of how a 2010 season without a salary cap will impact their bank accounts -- and some are not happy about it.