With NFL free agency starting on March 12, each team must decide how involved it wants to become in spending top dollars for the best available talents. Talks in secret corners of Indianapolis started at the NFL combine, as teams began to gauge the market for the players they covet.
With agents and teams allowed to negotiate on March 9 before free agency officially opens on March 12, the following players should all have brand-new deals no later than March 13.
There are certain players who could have been included in this article, like Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady or Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton. However, while certain players are rumored to receive the franchise tag, the players on this list will almost inevitably hit the open market.
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