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2012 NFL Free Agents: 10 Top Free Agents That Won't Get Paid What They're Worth

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2012 NFL Free Agents: 10 Top Free Agents That Won't Get Paid What They're Worth
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NFL free agency opens for business March 13, with one of the deepest classes in recent memory.

You name it, you can have it; with premier talent available at wide receiver, running back, pass-rusher and cornerback, there is no shortage of supply for teams looking to add a proven veteran or two this offseason.

On the demand side, add the new salary cap rules from the collective bargaining agreement into the mix—allowing teams to roll over any unused 2011 cap space into the new season's total—and you can envisage a host of big names earning their paychecks in a new city in 2012.

That doesn't mean that everyone will land a blockbuster contract; with both agents and general managers believing they hold the aces in negotiations, some players will hit the jackpot, while others will be forced to settle for something more modest.

Age, injuries, character and leverage will all play a part in the process. Here are 10 players who will struggle to strike a deal worthy of their talents.

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