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Schefter: NFL Free Agency After Lockout Will Look Like Pre-2010

With information coming of the owners meetings in Chicago, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted a tidbit of information regarding what free agency will look like after the NFL lockout has ended and there is a new CBA in place. He stated that "all players with 4, 5 and 6 years of service are expected to be unrestricted free agents."

This will clear up (and at the same time muddy up) the Arizona Cardinals' roster situation, as now we know who will be a restricted free agent and who will be restricted. 

The offensive line becomes much more empty. Brandon Keith will still be a RFA, but both Lyle Sendlein and Deuce Lutui will be UFAs. Other key players that will enter unrestricted free agency are receiver Steve Breaston, dfensive lineman Alan Branch.

Still restricted free agents (three years of service) are Tim Hightower and Early Doucet

Most people are not surprised at this, but it does create a greater possibility of losing some of the players that have been contributors recently. It could also spell large turnover for the offensive line. 

All that is left is for an actual agreement, and this should happen in the near future.