We're still a week out from Super Bowl 50 and the official end of the 2015 season, but the 2016 NFL calendar year is right around the corner. At 4 p.m. ET on March 9, the new league year will begin, and with it, free agency will officially open.
For the teams not participating in Super Bowl 50, free agency is already an immediate focus. The period is a very important time for teams looking to keep their core of players intact and for those looking to supplement their existing rosters.
Of course, adding or keeping proven veteran talent comes with a price. For highly coveted pending free agents like Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller or Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, that price is likely to be a hefty one.
However, this doesn't mean NFL teams have to spend big to win in the free-agent frenzy. In fact, there are some real deals to be had in the 2016 open market. Whether a team is looking to snag a few great seasons out of an aging veteran, gamble on a talented player coming off a down year or injury or pluck away an emerging talent, there is value to be found in the proverbial bargain bin.
Today, we're going to look at some pending 2016 free agents who could prove to be steals for the right bidder. These guy aren't likely to be at the top of anyone's free-agent wish list and probably won't be signing blockbuster deals five minutes after the market opens, but they should be valuable targets nonetheless.
*All contract information for pending 2016 free agents via Spotrac.com.