NFL Free Agency 2013: Predicting Landing Spots for Veteran Defenders

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NFL Free Agency 2013: Predicting Landing Spots for Veteran Defenders
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Charles Woodson is still a solid playmaker in pro football.

Veteran defenders are always an attractive commodity during the NFL free-agency period.

Potentially bringing in a well-established player ensures immediate reliability, regardless of position, and saves time compared to developing a rookie.

By the same token, adding a proven veteran helps with the progression of younger players and buys a team some time before readdressing that position later on. Meaning: Said franchise can focus on other areas of weakness during the NFL draft to improve upon that previous campaign or maintain its status as a playoff contender.

In short, this comes down to making quick fixes, because there's a limited amount of patience when it involves a dire thirst for success.

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