2011 NFL Free Agency Speculation: Stocks Up and Down for 5 Major Free Agents

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2011 NFL Free Agency Speculation: Stocks Up and Down for 5 Major Free Agents
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With the lockout still churning out a consistent string of uncertainty, no one knows when regular free agency will commence.

However, what we can be sure of is that when free agency does occur, it will probably be one of the most bizarre editions in the history of pro football.

Teams will already have completed their drafts. The implication with this being that free agents will have a much better idea of where they're needed. In some cases, this will mean extra leverage for the player and in other cases vice versa.

Yet NFL teams must be careful. Not every free agent can be evaluated the same, even though they might look to be the same.

Also, with the collective bargaining agreement not established, general managers have to be aware that the current framework that they've become accustomed to (rules for restricted free agents, for example) may be different.

For the purposes of this article though, the intent is to simply highlight five of the major free agents who will probably be available in some shape or form.

(Keep in mind that the list isnt' necessarily the five best, it's just a look at five major targets.)

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