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Despite free agent frenzy, some teams prefer to grow their own

Let's be clear from the start. Free agency remains alive and well in the National Football League.

General managers still dial up player agents the moment the clock strikes midnight on the first day of the free-agent period.

Armored vehicles, packed to the roof with cash, still back up in front of players who enter the open market (okay, that's an exaggeration… but not much of one).

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