The Riskiest Signings of NFL Free Agency so Far

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The Riskiest Signings of NFL Free Agency so Far
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There isn't a riskier way of player acquisition in the NFL than free agency, when teams spend millions and millions on players that other teams let go.

That isn't to say free agency can't be used wisely. The best teams draft, develop and retain their own talent while picking their spots on the open market. And for some teams with tons of cap space, spending isn't much of an option. Sitting on a mountain of money doesn't exactly win football games.

Still, every signing is a gamble. And not all gambles in free agency are created equal.

In the following slides, we'll highlight the riskiest signings of free agency so far—using contract value, expectations and fit to guide the process.

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