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Salary cap, adjustment period hurt trade market

Although the NFL trade winds have grown during the offseason, not much movement is expected before Tuesday's deadline.

Updated: October 14, 2005, 1:36 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For a still nascent Indianapolis Colts franchise, it was the ultimate Halloween treat, the 1987 three-team megadeal that brought Hall of Fame tailback Eric Dickerson, still in his prime, to a team struggling for identity in a state noted more for its basketball.

The deal, consummated just before the NFL trading deadline, which had been moved back in 1987 because of the player strike earlier in that season, brought a sense of legitimacy to the Colts. And the addition of Dickerson, a ...

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