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New Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins speaks during an NFL football press conference, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NFL free agency had a record-setting start this year, with 20 players moving to different teams on contracts worth $10 million or more per year. That included a pair of safeties resetting the market, a running back getting big money that still fell short of expectations, and several high-profile trades.

It was the 25th anniversary of free agency, and the money was bigger and the pace faster. Here are eight takeaways from the first wave of signings.

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