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Franchise players Samuel, Briggs fail to reach deals

Updated: July 17, 2007, 1:04 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

As anticipated, neither New England cornerback Asante Samuel nor Chicago weakside linebacker Lance Briggs reached a contract agreement before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline for franchise players to sign multi-year deals. Now, the two standout defenders are limited by league rules to signing just a one-year tender.

Earlier in the day, Detroit defensive tackle Cory Redding beat the deadline, signing a seven-year, $49 million contract that makes him the NFL's highest-paid player at his position.

Briggs ...

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