thought this was an interesting note today-
Agents have noticed teams were operating a little differently in free agency this year. They would negotiate with their first choice at a position, but if those negotiations stalled, they quickly turned the page and went to their backup plan. What happened with Wes Welker and Danny Amendola in New England was a microcosm of what was going on all over the league. It most cases, it happened with considerably less fanfare. LINK
On a whole too I see teams having more discipline and not spendy as much crazy money on players. With the cap not growing like it did in past years budget mgmt becomes even more critical to team success.