As the old adage goes, defense wins wins championships. If that's true—and if you check out how the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers did on the defensive side of the ball last year, it might—then there is always some room available for veteran leadership.
But as the draft is now in our rear view, some of the biggest defensive names that have been household favorites for the last decade are still waiting for the right team to call to provide that veteran savvy and experience.
So what's next for Dwight Freeney and Brian Urlacher? Read ahead and see what big-name defensive free agents still have a shot at playing in the 2013-14 season.