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Under-the-Radar Free Agent Signings Who Will Have Major Impact in 2013
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Miami Dolphins got a steal in CB Brent Grimes.

The heart of NFL free agency is long gone and though there will be moves here and there, the big-money contracts are all signed and teams are now focused on the 2013 NFL draft.  The Miami Dolphins made a splash by signing wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebackers Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe.  The Cleveland Browns went all-in on outside linebacker Paul Kruger. 

The Houston Texans believe they have found the missing piece in safety Ed Reed and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave safety Dashon Goldson the big-money, long contract he was looking for.  The St. Louis Rams believe they have the answer to their offensive line woes in left tackle Jake Long and the Tennessee Titans paid a pretty penny to left guard Andy Levitre.

Others like defensive end Cliff Avril, tight end Dustin Keller and linebacker Victor Butler took less than market value in hopes of hitting pay day in the next couple of years.

Here is a list of players that all moved teams in free agency.  While they may not have signed mega-million dollar deals, each player is a perfect fit for the team they signed with and will make an impact for their new team in 2013.  Of this list of players, only two have ever made a NFL Pro Bowl. (One as a special teams player and the other who was selected as a replacement player.)

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