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Nine biggest free-agent departures of 2018

Free agency is a time of opportunity -- but it can also leave teams trying to fill holes left by players who have moved on to greener pastures.

Before we dig into the free-agency departures from 2018 who will be most missed by their teams, let's knock a few candidates off the list. First, I don't know if losing Kirk Cousins will be that significant for Washington; Cousins didn't have a great record against winning teams, and I love his replacement, Alex Smith. And Allen Robinson was obviously productive when healthy in Jacksonville, but the Jaguars can turn to promising youngster Keelan Cole.

Now, on to the list.

Gil Brandt Senior Analyst