Now that the calendar has reached July and some NFL veterans still don't have a contract for the 2012 season, you would have to think that there is a certain degree of panic that is starting to set in with them.
In some cases, we are talking about free agents that have only been playing for three or four years, but in other cases, we are talking about players ranging from their early 30's to their late 30's that aren't ready to call it a career just yet.
For the sake of this presentation, we are going to limit our profiles to just the top 20 free-agent players, as there are many other free agents out there looking for work that really don't warrant much attention. We aren't looking to discuss the players that have announced their plans to retire. We are focused on the players that want to play this season.
The top 20 might have set their sights on a couple of personal favorite teams or personally interesting situations, but now, they have to be realistic and broaden their search, hoping that some team will still need them this year.