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Ten Ravens players slated to become restricted free agents if 2010 is uncapped

Of the 212 players who would become restricted free agents rather than unrestricted free agents if the 2010 season is begun without a salary cap, 10 are Ravens.

They are wide receivers Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams, offensive tackles Adam Terry and Tony Moll, cornerback Fabian Washington, guard Chris Chester, defensive end Dwan Edwards, tight end Quinn Sypniewski, punter Sam Koch and kicker Billy Cundiff.

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Clayton, the franchise's first pick in the 2005 draft, summed up the sentiment of many of his teammates when he said that he hasn't thought about anything beyond this season.

"I've been here five years and the organization has been good to me," Clayton said of the possibility of being unable to test the free-agent market. "So it's not frustrating. When we get there, we'll work out everything like we're supposed to, and everything will be all right."

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Players work hard for the opportunity to become free agents, but Cundiff acknowledged that the possibility of an uncapped year is daunting for many.

"I definitely think the uncertainty scares guys," he said. "A lot of players haven't been in the situation I've been where I was out of football for two years, and I really don't think they know what's in store. As a guy that's been out of the league, I would encourage both sides to try to come to some sort of compromise as quickly as possible because it kind of sets the game back a little bit. It's tough to sit out for a year and to think that the league, owners and players couldn't come to an agreement on something, I think that's a scary proposition."


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