NFL Free Agency Impacts International Series

The weekend leading up to the 2013 NFL Free Agency period has already changed what fans in Wembley Stadium will see in the NFL‘s first scheduled double header across the Atlantic for the sold out 2013 International Series. The first game will be September 29, 2013, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams have already felt the pressure of the salary cap and lost two of their most dynamic, blazing receivers. Steelers deep threat Mike Wallace hit the open market today and signed a $65 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The Vikings traded away University of Florida alum Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a first round pick this season and another next year. While hampered by injuries in his early career, Harvin’s ability to help as a runner, receiver and returner will be missed. Fans will be eager to see what both teams to do to add excitement to their London game.

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Another trade that surprised many fans affects the October 27, 2013, game featuring the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Niners traded a sixth round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for playoff’s standout receiver Anquan Boldin. The Ravens were expected to cut the veteran, but the trade allowed them to shed his salary and gain a draft pick while providing the 49ers another leader to pair with dynamic young quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A trade like this between Super Bowl opponents is very rare, but fans in London will benefit from seeing a further stocked Niners offense trying to return to the NFC Championship for a third straight season. NFL London tickets are all sold out, so if you’re looking to plan a trip abroad, use SeatGeek to find the best deal on International Series tickets.

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2013 NFL London Game Dates

Date Matchup City State/Country Venue
9/29/2013 Steelers vs Vikings London UK Wembley Stadium
10/27/2013 49ers vs Jaguars London UK Wembley Stadium

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