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Raiders free agency in focus (part one)

Raiders free agency in focus (part one)

Before the Raiders can start planning for free agency, they must first wait to see what happens between NFL owners and the players association. The two sides have been in talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement ever since the owners opted out of the old CBA in May 2008. So far, however, there hasn't been much progress.

That could cause some problems, not only in Oakland but around the rest of the league. Under the previous CBA, a player could become an unrestricted free agent after four accrued seasons in the league. With the agreement expiring, that number will change to six years — leaving hundreds of players who have been waiting patiently for their opportunity to test the unrestricted free-agent market — as... Recommended Stories

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