Lets play make a deal

Paul KasprzakContributor IApril 17, 2010

Many National Football League experts thought that the most significant player movement would be in free agency with there being no salary cap this year.

Well they were wrong as that is through trades.

The reason for this is the extension of the number of years a player has to have played to become an unrestricted free agent.

So, instead of losing the player and getting nothing in return teams this year were able to hold onto a players rights with a mere tender until they can either broker a long term deal or trade him.

The reason for the flurry of trades this week is due to the fact that the period for teams to work out a long term deal with a restricted free agent has expired.

In the end with the NFL Draft being less than a week away there are sure to be more trades to come.

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