While massive free-agent contracts have already been signed by superstars like Mike Wallace and Jake Long, some of their counterparts will not be so lucky.
These players will be forced to take pay cuts that lower the types of salaries they have been accustomed to. The reasons for these cuts will vary. Age, injury history and depth of talent can all play roles in reducing a player's salary.
For instance, Charles Woodson is going to bring in less money because of his advanced age, while Nnamdi Asomugha's play last season simply did not justify the type of money he was making.
So which other players will be joining Asomugha and Woodson on this list? Let's look at 10 players who are sure to take big pay cuts once they finally ink deals and exit free agency.