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Five teams in danger in free agency

Originally Published: July 20, 2011
By Rivers McCown | Football Outsiders
Ahmad BradshawJim O'Connor/US PresswireWith Ahmad Bradshaw a threat to leave, the Giants could lose a lot in free agency.

It's too early to say who the losers of this year's free agency period are, but there are a few teams that find themselves with more important potential losses than others. The stakes will be much higher than they would be in a normal year: Teams will not have the NFL draft to fall back on if they don't sign the players they want, and there will also be far less time to pull off signings before training camp begins. There's also the pesky fact that with the new salary cap floor, some teams will be required to splash cash around to hit the minimum. Here are the teams that stand to lose the most this offseason:


5. New York Giants

Ahmad Bradshaw highlights a crop of intriguing Giants free agents, though up to this point he's been very clear that he wants to stay with the team. Bradshaw is still just 25 and should have a few more productive years ahead of him after finishing 12th among running backs in DYAR last year. Brandon Jacobs has been fairly good for three of the last four years, but Bradshaw is still a nice chess piece for New York to have -- a back that can actually catch a football as well as run with it.


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Rivers McCown

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Rivers McCown is an associate editor for Football Outsiders.