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Deals must be signed by July 15

Updated: July 8, 2009, 11:38 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

With the deadline for signing franchise players to multiple-year contracts a week away, the clock is ticking toward crunch time for several teams and their designated veterans.

By rule, NFL teams have until July 15 to reach agreement with franchise players on multi-year contracts. After the deadline, a designated player may sign only the one-year tender for a franchise free agent at his position.

Of the 14 players tagged as franchise free agents in February, only three -- Seattle linebacker ...

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