The NFL's free-agency period doesn't officially open up until March 11, but it's never early to speculate which teams will sign which players.
This year's free-agent class is a deep one, with a number of excellent players sure to switch franchises. And, as always, there will be a ton of surprises along the way, with certain clubs coming out of left field to acquire the services of a coveted player.
Based on teams' needs and cap space, I've projected some of the more surprising signings that could occur once March 11 rolls around.
Here are my predictions for nine surprising offseason signings.
All salary-cap information courtesy of Spotrac.com