While NFL head coaches and general managers await word from the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals as to what is happening with the lockout and when free agency can begin, teams are going back to the drawing board to fine tune their needs and what free agents can best fill those holes.
We have seen our fair share of stories that have shed light on all of the top free agents in the market, such as Oakland Raiders corner Nnamdi Asomugha, and the New York Jets wide receiving duo of Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards.
What about the rest of the free agents that are waiting by the phone? They are also hoping to extend their NFL careers, and hope to find another NFL team appreciative of their work.
There were many teams that did not fill their holes at the draft, so they will have to turn to free agency to plug someone in and hope that they seize the opportunity and run with it.
We are going to offer up 40 underrated free agents, listing them by position, so if you see a position your team needs help with, one of these guys may be a viable cheaper option.
Well, we say that with the caveat that we have no way yet of knowing of who will officially be considered a free agent, and who is not. We will know soon enough, but until then, we can at least do some speculation.