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2013 NFL free agent grades: Analyzing the contracts for each position group

Prices looked a little different for free agents in 2013 when compared to the year before. How did teams allocate their free agent dollars this year compared to 2012?

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Rough year for free agent defensive ends

Several top defensive ends were signed early in 2013 free agency, but veterans such as John Abraham and Dwight Freeney remain on the market for those teams in need of depth along the defensive line.

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Top FA tight ends already gone

All of the big name tight ends have agreed to contracts thus far in the free agency period, though there are still some decent backup options available.

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NFL receivers still command premium contracts

In a somewhat small market for receivers, Wallace and Bowe both found gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Quarterback market remains weak

NFL teams searching for starting quarterbacks have traded for them this offseason instead of signing them -- and for good reason: this year's free-agent quarterback class is weak.

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Bush, Jackson highlight RB free agency

Running backs weren't the most coveted players in this year's free-agent class. A few managed to make decent paydays, though. Who's left among the group?

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Teams paying less for free agent cornerbacks

The crop of cornerbacks in 2013 NFL free agency was considered solid but not extraordinary. In the pass-happy NFL, solid is good enough to land big paydays, as some corners have already learned this offseason.

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NFL Sunday news roundup

The Seahawks aren't done in free agency just yet. They will host veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield soon. What else made headlines around the league Sunday?

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2013 was a good year for teams needing a safety

While most of the top safeties are off the market, some of the bigger-name, veterans are still available as stop-gaps.

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Slow market for offensive linemen

As the NFL becomes more pass-oriented, the market for top offensive linemen is becoming much more lucrative. What can remaining free agents such as Andre Smith expect to earn?

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