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2012 Free Agency Thread

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Just to save a thread on every single FA i thought it would be a good idea like last year to have one thread.

Try and post a link to the information your posting, as many dont believe it to they see it.

Heres the latest:

Ahmad Brooks signs a 6 yr 44 Mil Ext at the 49 ers

[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827457e5/article/49ers-sign-lb-brooks-with-sixyear-contract?module=HP11_headline_stack"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827457e5/article/49ers-sign-lb-brooks-with-sixyear-contract?module=HP11_headline_stack[/url]

Stanford Routt signs to a three year deal with the cheifs after being cut by the raiders

[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82715141/article/exraiders-cb-routt-reaches-threeyear-deal-with-chiefs"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82715141/article/exraiders-cb-routt-reaches-threeyear-deal-with-chiefs[/url]

D'Qwell Jackson signs to a 5 yr 4.25 mil extension with the browns

[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8273fe5d/article/browns-jackson-guaranteed-19m-as-part-of-fiveyear-deal"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8273fe5d/article/browns-jackson-guaranteed-19m-as-part-of-fiveyear-deal[/url]
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Jermichael Finley agreed to a deal with the packers, 2 yrs 15 mill

[url="http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/02/28/finleys-deal-with-packers-valued-at-15-million/?module=HP11_headline_stack"]http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/02/28/finleys-deal-with-packers-valued-at-15-million/?module=HP11_headline_stack[/url]
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330460899' post='1006576']
Jermichael Finley agreed to a deal with the packers, 2 yrs 15 mill

[url="http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/02/28/finleys-deal-with-packers-valued-at-15-million/?module=HP11_headline_stack"]http://blogs.nfl.com..._headline_stack[/url]
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I guess we are using this thread, I noticed you made two Free Agency threads. Did you have a problem posting it and that's why you posted it twice?

Anyway, this is a good saver by putting everything in here. I was just about to make a thread for Brooks signing a 6 year deal with the 49ers until I saw this thread. Very good deal by the 49ers to lock up Brooks. Brooks and Aldon Smith are going to make for a great pass rushing duo there in San Fran. They have plenty of cap room, and now they need to lock up Alex Smith as quickly as they can. I hope the 49ers snag Mike Wallace away from the Steelers, then I can root for Mike Wallace lol.
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Also The Redskins have re-signed Center Will Montgomery to a new 4 year deal.

[url="http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/redskinsjournal/2012/02/25/report-will-montgomery-agrees-to-new-four-year-contract/"]http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/redskinsjournal/2012/02/25/report-will-montgomery-agrees-to-new-four-year-contract/[/url]
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yeah it said error then it posted twice, i duno haha.

Add that to bowman and willis, best LB group in the nfl, that and the browns resigning are both great decisions.

NFL.com reported that Wallace was flirting with the idea of of jojn 49ers, cant find the link right now
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Seattle re-signed OT Breno Giacomini to a 2 year deal.

[url="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawksblog/2017478042_seahawks_re-sig_1.html"]http://seattletimes....s_re-sig_1.html[/url]

Titans Re-signed WR Lavelle Hawkins(3 years) & OT Mike Otto(2 years)

[url="http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Titans-add-another-back-to-fold-resign-WR-Hawkins.html"]http://www.nationalf...WR-Hawkins.html[/url]

49ers also re-signed S CJ Spillman (3 Year Contract)

[url="http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2012/02/24/49ers-re-sign-spillman-to-three-year-deal/"]http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2012/02/24/49ers-re-sign-spillman-to-three-year-deal/[/url]
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Ravens expected to use the first round tender on both our CBs

[url="http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/nfl/bal/baltimore-ravens"]http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/nfl/bal/baltimore-ravens[/url]

all the rest of ravens "expected" dealings are there, try to resign JJ, fox and carr are done etc
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330462929' post='1006623']
Ravens expected to use the first round tender on both our CBs

[url="http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/nfl/bal/baltimore-ravens"]http://www.rotoworld...altimore-ravens[/url]

all the rest of ravens "expected" dealings are there, try to resign JJ, fox and carr are done etc
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a 1st Round Tender on Cary Williams? I can see it on Webb without a doubt but on Cary, no. I would tender Cary a 3rd rounder.
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1330463693' post='1006645']

a 1st Round Tender on Cary Williams? I can see it on Webb without a doubt but on Cary, no. I would tender Cary a 3rd rounder.
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tehre isnt a third, just first or second then, ROFR
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Am I the only surprised by the fact that no team has used the Franchise Tag on any player yet? Teams can not place the Tag on anyone after March 5th, and it's now Feb 29th. These teams need to hurry up and either get long term contracts done or figure out who they will use the tag on real quick.
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1330545015' post='1007337']
Am I the only surprised by the fact that no team has used the Franchise Tag on any player yet? Teams can not place the Tag on anyone after March 5th, and it's now Feb 29th. These teams need to hurry up and either get long term contracts done or figure out who they will use the tag on real quick.
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I'm sure teams already know who they're going to tag or if they're going to tag anyone at all. As for long-term contracts, rushing them only weakens leverage.
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Here's a real surprise... The Jets will pursue Ravens LB Jarrett Johnson... /sarcasm.
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Also Mike Wallace is most likely to receive a 1st Round Tender, not the Franchise Tag. Adam Schefter confirmed this on Sports Center. With Hines Ward cut, I really now want to see someone offer Pittsburgh a 1st for Wallace because they would have no offense. Come on 49ers... come on Jim use that 30th pick on Mike Wallace. We'll forgive you for giving the Steelers another first round pick in this case.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228777/steelers-to-tender----not-tag----mike-wallace?rw=1"]http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228777/steelers-to-tender----not-tag----mike-wallace?rw=1[/url]
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Steelers release DE Aaron Smith, per Schefter.

Now I think this is a good move for the Steelers. I thought Ziggy Hood played well when Smith was injured and thought Hood should have been starting by now.
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330636239' post='1008594']
how do you get these updates so fast? lol
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I "Liked" Adam Schefter's Facebook Page and I follow him on Twitter so whenever he posts something to Twitter or Facebook, as long as I'm on either of those sites at the time I can see them. Actually his FB and Twitter are linked so whatever he posts on Twitter goes on his FB page as well.

From PFT, Falcons are close to signing DE Kroy Bierman to a new 3 or 4 year deal. It is expected to be done within the next 36 hours....

[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/01/kroy-biermann-expected-to-re-sign-with-falcons-soon/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/01/kroy-biermann-expected-to-re-sign-with-falcons-soon/[/url]

The Bears have cut OT Frank Omiyale.

[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/01/bears-cut-frank-omiyale/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/01/bears-cut-frank-omiyale/[/url]
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Per Rotoworld: Steelers Expected to cut ILB James Farrior.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228793/steelers-expected-to-cut-captain-ilb-farrior"]http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228793/steelers-expected-to-cut-captain-ilb-farrior[/url]

Ravens to release Chris Carr...

[url="http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3448/chris-carr"]http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3448/chris-carr[/url]
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Desean jackson franchised tagged

[url="https://twitter.com/#!/JasonLaCanfora/status/175330061115858944"]https://twitter.com/#!/JasonLaCanfora/status/175330061115858944[/url]

As well as Tyvon Branch

[url="https://twitter.com/#!/JasonLaCanfora/status/175332128966455296"]https://twitter.com/#!/JasonLaCanfora/status/175332128966455296[/url]
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330638127' post='1008664']
Desean jackson franchised tagged

[url="https://twitter.com/#!/JasonLaCanfora/status/175330061115858944"]https://twitter.com/...330061115858944[/url]

As well as Tyvon Branch

[url="https://twitter.com/#!/JasonLaCanfora/status/175332128966455296"]https://twitter.com/...332128966455296[/url]
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I find it interesting that the Raiders tagged Branch considering they are over the cap and have to make some cuts to get under the cap.
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1330639331' post='1008721']

I find it interesting that the Raiders tagged Branch considering they are over the cap and have to make some cuts to get under the cap.
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how are they over the cap? apart from Mcfadden and Seymour who else they got? the cut routt, didnt resign nmandi, palmer must be on a huge contract? or are they still feeling the affects of J Russell.

I suppose thay had a lot of early picks, that havent panned out, so a lot og "bust" type players that were picked high are on huge contracts. Thank god for this new CBA, that will help bring real parity to the league imo
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330639975' post='1008738']
where talking to ourselves JO haha, it'll heat up come march 13
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Oh I know.. I heard the Eagles are listening to Offers for Jackson so I wonder if anyone is willing to do a trade for DeSean.
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330640092' post='1008742']
how are they over the cap? apart from Mcfadden and Seymour who else they got? the cut routt, didnt resign nmandi, palmer must be on a huge contract? or are they still feeling the affects of J Russell.

I suppose thay had a lot of early picks, that havent panned out, so a lot og "bust" type players that were picked high are on huge contracts. Thank god for this new CBA, that will help bring real parity to the league imo
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From Schefter: [size=4]R[color=#333333]aiders are currently $20,344,178 over 2012 salary cap[/color][/size]
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330640092' post='1008742']
how are they over the cap? apart from Mcfadden and Seymour who else they got? the cut routt, didnt resign nmandi, palmer must be on a huge contract? or are they still feeling the affects of J Russell.

I suppose thay had a lot of early picks, that havent panned out, so a lot og "bust" type players that were picked high are on huge contracts. Thank god for this new CBA, that will help bring real parity to the league imo
[/quote]

Kamerion Wimbley has a huge contract and will likely be released unless he restructures. Tommy Kelly too.
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[quote name='Ed_Reed20' timestamp='1330640694' post='1008761']

Kamerion Wimbley has a huge contract and will likely be released unless he restructures. Tommy Kelly too.
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man DHB, rolando mcclain and michael huff are on a huge contract too.. Im Assuming they were all early first round picks? at least this wont happen with the new cba. Them three guys, plus the two you mention, along with carson palmer must account for almost 100mil of space lol

[url="http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/contracts/nfl/oak/raiders"]http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/contracts/nfl/oak/raiders[/url]
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Steelers cut Chris Kemoeatu.

[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82752e5b/article/steelers-reportedly-release-veteran-ol-kemoeatu?module=HP11_headline_stack"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82752e5b/article/steelers-reportedly-release-veteran-ol-kemoeatu?module=HP11_headline_stack[/url]
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Report: Saints & Drew Brees $5 Million apart on deal.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/0/Football-headlines"]http://rotoworld.com...tball-headlines[/url]

More on Brees: Saints GM Mickey Loomis wants to pay Brees like a 'very good' QB, not a "great' QB.



Report: DeSean Jackson to sign Franchise Tender 'ASAP'

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228826/report-desean-to-sign-franchise-tag-asap"]http://rotoworld.com...nchise-tag-asap[/url]
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Steelers release Farrior per Ralph Cindrich via Twitter.

This will be a very different Pittsburgh next year.
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Was just going to post this as well. Troy p will be gone next year as well I think. I think next season the while defense could have turned over from last season. Starters anyway.

There in trouble, and I'm not sure if I'm happy. I want the rivalry to still mean something. I want them to be fighting with us for the division. I just thing this year or next they are going to drop off big time
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1330702354' post='1009645']
Was just going to post this as well. Troy p will be gone next year as well I think. I think next season the while defense could have turned over from last season. Starters anyway.

There in trouble, and I'm not sure if I'm happy. I want the rivalry to still mean something. I want them to be fighting with us for the division. I just thing this year or next they are going to drop off big time
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I can't agree more. I want our biggest rival to remain such. I would hate to lose that, even if I hate them.

Can you imagine, though, if they lose Wallace to someone like NE? They would have two 1sts. I could see them doing some damage there.

Pittsburgh's FO is looking really bad right now. I don't know how to fix it. This restructuring has really hurt their team more than I initially perceived. They will still be competitive because they are the Steelers, but I see this as a warning to not get into this situation. I hope we continue to avoid restructuring deals.
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49ers Expected to Tag FS Dashon Goldson.

[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/02/49ers-expected-to-franchise-dashon-goldson/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/02/49ers-expected-to-franchise-dashon-goldson/[/url]
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The Titans do not have plans to Franchise Cortland Finnegan and he will ultimately leave the team in Free Agency.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228852/schefter-titans-will-not-franchise-finnegan"]http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228852/schefter-titans-will-not-franchise-finnegan[/url]
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1330703172' post='1009657']
Pittsburgh's FO is looking really bad right now. I don't know how to fix it. This restructuring has really hurt their team more than I initially perceived. They will still be competitive because they are the Steelers, but I see this as a warning to not get into this situation. I hope we continue to avoid restructuring deals.
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Thing is though, all restructuring does is delay the inevitable and pushes it to future seasons where it will once again cause trouble. Now releasing players solves the whole problem. I bet some of these players will come back on cheaper contracts but I think the Steelers may also do what we did last year and start to get younger on the team. The main thing is that they are trying their best to get under the cap enough to either Franchise Mike Wallace or even match an offer from another team if they tender him.

I won't be surprised if they draft Dontari Poe at 24(if he makes it that far) and cut Casey Hampton afterwards knowing they have a replacement for him. It's not going to be a completely new Steelers team but they will get younger though.
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Redskins Franchise TE Fred Davis.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228869/redskins-extend-franchise-tag-to-fred-davis"]http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228869/redskins-extend-franchise-tag-to-fred-davis[/url]
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- No way Troy Polumalu leaves Pitt. They will definetly find a way tobring him back next year.
- I think PITT might be just as good, if not better next year. They have a bunch of young guys who will now be starting. Similiar to the Ravens last season. I think they'll do fine.
- If Cortland leaves Titans then that really hurts Tennessee. It might be good for us though because any team that may of thought about going for Webb, could maybe now focus on him? - Falcons should try and get him.
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[url="https://twitter.com/#!/RavensInsider/status/175687268554649600"]Bengals Tag their kicker nugent[/url]
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[url="https://twitter.com/#!/RavensInsider/status/175665704077492226"]Cardinals franchise DE Calais Campbell[/url]
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[url="https://twitter.com/#!/MaryKayCabot/status/175698178530742274"]Cleveland Browns franchise kicker Phil Dawson[/url]
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[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82756d1c/article/teams-that-have-used-franchise-tags-on-2012-free-agents?module=HP11_content_stream"]List of all Franchise tags so far[/url]
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Add another to the list... Matt Forte has received the Franchise Tag.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228893/matt-forte-receives-franchise-tag-from-bears"]http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228893/matt-forte-receives-franchise-tag-from-bears[/url]
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1330799840' post='1010814']
Doesn't this just sum up a bunch of other threads on these boards?
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I don't know what you mean by that but this thread is specifically for all Free Agent news, signings and releases that happen. Instead of having different threads for each signing, we keep it all here so we don't have a bunch of threads taking up the entire Other NFL Teams section.
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1330799840' post='1010814']
Doesn't this just sum up a bunch of other threads on these boards?
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thats the point, instead of having 50 threads on all FA news, we have it all in one.. the start summed up some threads, but, maybe the first two or three posts, but the rest is breaking FA news
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Per PFT's Twitter:

[quote]Per league source, the Saints used the exclusive version of the tag on Drew Brees. He won't be able to talk to any other teams.[/quote]

Drew Brees is the latest to be hit with the Franchise Tag. Seems like Saints trying to tag Brees before the NFL punishes them.
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Peyton Hillis describes "low ball offer" he got from the Browns last year. Now Hillis said they offered $25 Million or $26 Million over four or five years but Hillis claims that the contract would have only paid out $1.2 Million per year over the first three years of the contract which meant that the Browns could have cut him before they had to pay him the big time money. Talk about CHEAP!

[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/03/hillis-claims-browns-lowballed-him/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/03/hillis-claims-browns-lowballed-him/[/url]
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there more worried about the money they pay out than the cap.. if its a backloaded deal and hes cut, the owner saves money but the cap takes a huge hit, what cheapos
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Brent Grimes isnt going to sign his [url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/03/brent-grimes-doesnt-plan-to-sign-the-franchise-tag/"]franchise tender [/url]
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Seems like Marshawn Lynch isn't getting the Franchise Tag after all as and the Seahawks agree to a 4 year $32 Million contract with $18 Million guaranteed. With $32 Million, that can buy every Season Ticket Holder, and the entire team(including the coaches) all the skittles they want, or he'll just take that money and buy out the entire Skittles factory.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228967/seahawks-lock-up-lynch-on-4-year-$32m-deal"]http://rotoworld.com...-year-$32m-deal[/url]

Also the Tampa Bay Bucs have come to an agreement on a multi-year extension with Guard Jeremy Zuttah.

[url="http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/228968/bucs-complete-multi-year-deal-with-lg-zuttah"]http://rotoworld.com...-with-lg-zuttah[/url]
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