Going capless

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:

Graphic explaining the NFL salary cap

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