As we wrote about this morning, the results of this weekend's playoff games could have a huge impact on the future of Panthers DE Julius Peppers.
But he got a huge break last night when Philadelphia lost, because the Eagles will be firmly in play if he's still looking to leave.
Going into the uncapped year, the final eight plan greatly reduces what playoff survivors can do in free agency. The way it works, Dallas is pretty much precluded from signing a free agent unless they lose one, while the Eagles can now work unfettered at improving their team.
Curiously enough, Philly needs pass rush, and has never been bashful about making a big splash in the market.
Peppers also has to be rooting for Baltimore today, because New England's also on his list and would have a hard time acquiring him if it made the divisional round.