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A Crop with Cream
Peter King
November 22, 1999
The free-agent class of 2000 should be rich in talent. Though teams retain exclusive negotiating rights on their own free agents until Feb. 10, some clubs will have trouble squeezing that last star under the salary cap. Take the Cardinals, who already have three high-priced defenders under contract for next season: defensive tackle Eric Swann, defensive end Andre Wadsworth and corner-back Aeneas Williams. That means Arizona will be hard-pressed to pay another defensive stalwart, end Simeon Rice (above), the $6 million a year he's expected to command. Here are the top 10 players who are eligible to become unrestricted free agents after this year, with their ages at the start of the 2000 season.
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November 22, 1999

A Crop With Cream

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10. Sam Adams, DT, Seahawks, 27—Value would soar if his play was to become more consistent

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