We are down to the final four playoff teams of the 2011 season. For the other 28 NFL teams, they are left to analyze their 2011 season and continue to work on evaluating their own talent, trying to figure out which players they want to invite back, and which of their own free agents they want to sign to a new deal.
Looking at the free agents of 2012, which starts, by the way, on March 13, every team has to determine if they want to remove certain players from free agency by trying to reach a deal with them prior to March 13. For some of the free agents, especially those of the restricted variety, teams hope that any offer sheet doesn't include many poison pills that make it almost impossible to match the offer.
Some teams will be proactive in getting their own guys signed, while others will try to sweat it out and hope to get guys to sign on the dotted line by taking a hometown discount. We are going to present the major free agents for all 32 teams, and identify the most crucial free agent for each team to sign.