No cap means less offseason sizzle

Uncapped year, which seems likely, would severely alter free-agent landscape

Originally Published: January 20, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The NFL is in a weird place in 2010.

Although there is a Hail Mary's chance of getting a collective bargaining extension, the 32 teams are preparing for an uncapped season. An uncapped year means capped enthusiasm as far as improving teams is concerned.

The uncapped year is the NFL's version of the Texas Hold 'em. Teams with good cards win. Teams with bad cards have limited chances of getting much better. In the weeks ahead, we'll explain exactly what an uncapped year would ...

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