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Peter King
December 25, 1989
With top rookies often holding out in pursuit of high salaries, many NFL executives may be willing to give up two No. 1 draft picks—the compensation for signing a premier free agent—to land a topflight veteran. Here is an all-star team of likely free agents as of Feb. 1.
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December 25, 1989

1990 All-free-agent Team

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Ends: Chris Doleman, Vikings; Eric Williams, Lions

Tackles: Tony Casillas, Falcons; Erick Howard, Giants, Al Noga, Vikings

Linebackers: Charles Haley, 49ers; Leslie O'Neal, Chargers; Kevin Greene, Rams; John Offerdahl, Dolphins; Pat Swilling, Saints; Mike Johnson, Browns

Cornerbacks: Frank Minnifield, Browns; Eric Thomas, Bengals

Safeties: Joey Browner, Vikings; David Fulcher, Bengals


Kicker: Mike Cofer, 49ers

Punter: Sean Landeta, Giants

Return Man: Vai Sikahema, Cardinals

Designated Pass Rusher: Rufus Porter, Seahawks

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