The 2012 NFL free-agency period has wound down, going from frenzy to doldrums in a matter of days. Some teams walked away huge winners this season, a la the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, for every winner there must be a huge loser.
Some teams find themselves in huge hole now, whether because of a lack of action on their part, an inability to close deals or some combination of the two. In some cases, it has gotten so bad that fans are actually protesting their own teams.
These teams didn't just fail to sign players they needed, they threw away valuable contributors under the pretense of "finances" or "football decisions." Not surprisingly, most of the teams on this list whiffed entirely on Peyton Manning.
Here are the biggest losers among NFL teams for the 2012 free-agency period.