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Playoff success could hurt Ravens in free agency

If the NFL enters an uncapped year, the Ravens could be significantly limited in their ability to sign unrestricted free agents under the new rules.

From my understanding of the Collective Bargaining agreement, the Ravens would not be able to sign a free agent this offseason until one of their own free agents sign elsewhere. Then, the Ravens can only sign a free agent to a contract similar to the one signed by their departed free agent.

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This rule is in place to keep teams in check during the uncapped year. It only affects eight teams that advances to the NFL divisional round (Indianapolis, San Diego, N.Y. Jets, New Orleans, Minnesota, Arizona and Dallas).

Join ESPN TV and WBAL Radio football analyst Qadry Ismail at noon Friday on Ravens Insider for a live chat about the matchup between the Ravens and Colts. Click here to enter the chat when it begins.


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