NFL Free Agency 2012: 10 Backups Who Made Current Free Agents Expendable

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NFL Free Agency 2012: 10 Backups Who Made Current Free Agents Expendable
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The road to free agency can begin unexpectedly for some athletes.

In some cases, players can accelerate their own teammates' availability and that's precisely the case with the following list. These players have come in with inexperience, low expectations and deep depth charts only to eventually take control of the the starting job and really surprise some folks. 

Here's a look at 10 backups who have made their teammates expendable free agents this offseason. 

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