NFL Free Agents 2012: 14 Players Guaranteed to Be Day 1 Starters

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NFL Free Agents 2012: 14 Players Guaranteed to Be Day 1 Starters
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One hallmark of the NFL offseason is free agency. It’s interesting to watch players negotiate to be brought back to their original teams, but the truly interesting part is when players move around the league.

When players switch teams it’s not often a sure thing that they will be starters, even if that is a role that they filled with their last team. Age, history of injury or positional depth can all be factors that can bump a former starter down on the depth chart.

At the same time, there are some players who will move to greener pastures because they can’t break the starting lineup on their former teams.

With all of those shake-ups it can be hard to know whether a free agent will be a starter or a backup. In some cases, though, there are some guaranteed locks. Keep reading to learn the 14 NFL free agents who will definitely be starters from day one.

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