2014 NFL Free Agents: Players Who Should Take a Hometown Discount

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2014 NFL Free Agents: Players Who Should Take a Hometown Discount
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Free agency can be a boon for NFL players and teams. But it can just as easily be a curse, especially to players who hit the market and find themselves in limbo.

Sometimes, it seems, it would be better to stick with what's working, even if the player is giving the "hometown" team a discount. With the uncertainty of free agency and an increasing pool of younger, cheaper—thanks to the rookie wage scale—talent flooding the NFL, it might be smarter to take what you can get.

And let's not forget that there reasons for teams to give a hometown discount, too.

Here are eight players who should consider sticking around the house as we march toward March.

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