We’re less than a month away from the free-agency period, but that doesn’t mean it is a slow time for all 32 NFL teams.
For those teams looking to add players via this process, there are always a few names that, while familiar, may have the phrase “buyer beware” attached.
The focus here is on unrestricted free agents, not the so-called “street” free agents such as wide receiver Titus Young, who was released by the Detroit Lions, signed with the St. Louis Rams last week and was released by the Rams this past Friday.
That also pertains to veterans such as defensive back Charles Woodson (Green Bay Packers), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (New York Giants) and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (Detroit Lions), who were let go by their teams and can be signed by a team at any time instead of waiting until March 12.
So how do we define “baggage”? There are a lot of different ways, be it controversy, injury or simple wear and tear over the years. We’ll address each potential free agent in his own way and try to give a balanced representation of all examples.
For the record, no one is discouraging any team from signing these players. It’s simply an expanded tale of the tape for a handful of free agents.