NFL free agents were able to pick their 2012-13 destinations a little less than one month ago. But that does not mean it’s too late to look back on the worst free-agent signings of 2011-12.
There are very few teams in the NFL that have succeeded in signing big-money free agents to build a winning franchise.
The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots, two of the best franchises in recent memory, instead rely on good draft picks and smart signings.
With the NFL lockout last offseason, teams were forced to put together a roster in just a few weeks.
While some free-agent signings made sense—like the Eagles signing of Jason Babin—there were plenty that left fans scratching their heads throughout the year.
Here are the five worst free-agent signings of the 2011-12 season.