It is the time of year when rosters for all teams are starting to take shape for the 2012 season. Training camp battles are in the midst of being fought. Rookies are doing their best to earn roster spots, while veterans a working to get back into football shape.
By the time the 90-man rosters are whittled down to their eventual 53-man forms, in theory they will be populated by the best available players at each position.
Even among the best, however, there can still be a lot of variation in the talent and effort that each man brings to the field.
There will always be a player or two on each team who seems to be almost useless whenever they take the field or who never really gets there at all. These are the players who cause fans to scratch their heads and wonder how they made the final cut, or why they are starting, or why they are making so much money to do such a poor job.
Who will those players be for each team in 2012?