Assessing the Riskiest Players in the 2013 NFL Free-Agent Class

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Assessing the Riskiest Players in the 2013 NFL Free-Agent Class
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With the Super Bowl now over, it's time for NFL teams to focus their energy on free agency.

The questions that will come include which free agents should teams retain, which ones they should let go and which ones they should go after. With each question comes risk assessment.

Now, it's imperative that teams know this tried-and-true axiom when it comes to signing free agents: Every free agent is a risk.

How much money a free agent will command is a big factor in deciding where he ends up. Each team's individual system, its coaching staff and the city it plays in are big factors as well.

Also, sometimes a player is a free agent because his former team didn't want to re-sign him at the price that he's asking for, causing this player's potential future employer to wonder, "Why didn't his former team attempt to accommodate him?

Those questions can't really be answered at this time. However, we can take a look at the riskiest free agents available in 2013 based on other factors.

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