NFL Free Agents Who Are Just Fool's Gold

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NFL Free Agents Who Are Just Fool's Gold
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The title of the piece certainly doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

But in this day and age of player movement in the NFL, there’s always a sense of "buyer beware" when it comes to those who seemingly find themselves available as unrestricted free agents when the process begins.

This list may not be loaded with star names, but in some cases there are a few players who have been named to at least one Pro Bowl. Of course, one outstanding season does not make a career.

But it keeps something very important in mind. In some instances, this is less about the talents of these players and more about a team overestimating their capabilities.

There are varied reasons for each performer being on this list, some based on where they were drafted and what they’ve done to date. In other instances, it might be a once-highly touted prospect who had failed to live up to expectations and then suddenly rebounded with a solid year.

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