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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

After covering the league’s most valuable contracts earlier this week, it’s time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it’s easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it’s not my goal; I’ve found that bad football contracts often fit into one of five categories, and by examining those archetypes among the league’s current contracts, we can actually learn about which sorts of deals teams shouldn’t make before they actually sign them.

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