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Sean Smith situation shows you climate out there #nyj Dan Leberfeld

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins won’t put the franchise tag on their #1 CB Sean Smith, and they will let him test the free agent waters.

Smith reportedly wants somewhere in the neighborhood of $8-$10 million a season.

You just get the sense that teams are tightening their collective belts this off-season in a bad economy.

So it might be tougher to trade Darrelle Revis than some might think.

And it has nothing to do with his rare ability on the field.

But more to do with his asking price on a long-term deal. He will likely want to top, or match, the contract DE Mario Williams got from Buffalo last year, a six-year deal worth as much as $100 million with $50 million guaranteed. That was the highest contract in the history of the NFL for a defensive player.

If Revis is traded, his new team will want to lock him up long-term, and that could be tough.