Yes, it's the dead period of free agency.
All of the big names have been signed. The Peyton Manning frenzy is over. The race for Mario Williams ended about as soon as the free agency period started.
Hell, even the fight to sign Alex Smith came to a close a few days ago.
Which brings us to our current state of affairs: There aren't many big names left. Despite the fact there aren't many big names left, there are still dozens of free agents out there who can make a true impact for a team in 2012. These are the guys that can lift a team from "playoff team" to "contenders".
Most of these guys that you see on this are in, or are about to enter, the prime of their careers. The six of the eight free agents ranked on this list will be under the age of 30 by the time the season concludes, and can contribute to their future teams not only this season, but in the foreseeable future to come.
Here are the top eight free agents remaining on the market.