Underachieving NFL Free Agents Who Could Flourish on New Teams

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Underachieving NFL Free Agents Who Could Flourish on New Teams
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The NFL free-agency period is just weeks away as March 9 rapidly approaches. NFL general managers and coaching staffs will have their hands full as they make franchise-tag decisions and attend the NFL Scouting Combine before free agency. That doesn’t mean potential targets haven’t been identified and prioritized, though.

While free agency can be a financial pitfall if a team doesn’t properly utilize its skills, it’s a good place to augment a roster with immediate help. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots added significant talent through free agency the last few seasons and happen to be the last two Super Bowl winners. Each successfully identified players that have either underachieved elsewhere or fit a specific role for their team.

The 2016 free-agency class is deep with talent that could hit the market. Even those who struggled last year could be in for a major rebound in the right situation. Some just need to find a better scheme or surrounding talent or even heal from injuries.

We’ve identified five players who had their share of struggles in 2015. They’ve underachieved in relation to their talent and could be steals if other teams pluck them away. We’ll go in depth as to why they’ve underachieved and why there’s reason to believe improvement will come at their next destination.

Which free agents do you think will improve at their next stop? Leave your thoughts below in the comments section.

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