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Clubs and free agents begin mating dance before opening of bidding season

Clubs and free agents begin mating dance before opening of bidding season

The lead-up to free agency opened Saturday with NFL teams and agents doing a familiar dance of gauging interest while working to get a handle on the marketplace. One agent described it as a game of "peek-a-boo" while another who did high volume signings a year ago called it a waste of time and said last year he didn't receive a legitimate offer until free agency opened Tuesday. Clubs were permitted to contact agents at 11:01 a.m. to express "negotiating positions" but no deals can be consummated until 3 p.m. Tuesday and no visits or physicals can be taken until that point. Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the most coveted player available and there is...

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