Historically, there are teams that are not very active in the unrestricted free-agent market. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are two perfect examples. While each team will sign its “homegrown” players, rarely do the Packers or Steelers spend big money on other teams’ free agents.
Then there are organizations like last year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. General manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano knew they needed to do something to get the fans fired up again. So the Buccaneers spent heavy in free agency, locking up wide receiver Vincent Jackson, offensive guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Eric Wright.
Jackson was one of the best receivers in football, and Nicks was a dominant player until he was placed on injured reserve.
Here are 10 teams that need to be players in free agency in 2013. These franchises either need more talent or need to spend big to show their fans they are serious about winning now.