Market crashes for teams looking to deal

Originally Published: April 24, 2005
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Kenny Rogers used to preach through song that gamblers have to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em.

As the NFL draft concluded Sunday, that big rush of air heard throughout draft headquarters was the folding of cards. The trade market was dead. What was supposed be a weekend featuring heavy trade action and player movement turned into a game of "Hold 'Em."

Weeks of speculation and rumors died Sunday. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said franchise ...

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