2011 NFL Free Agency: 5 Underrated and 5 Overrated Free Agents

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2011 NFL Free Agency: 5 Underrated and 5 Overrated Free Agents
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Risk and Reward: The 5 Overrated and Underrated Players Available in NFL Free Agency

There are no two ways about it: NFL free agency is and likely always will be a risky business. 

Every year, teams spend millions of dollars trying to boost their rosters with players that previous teams either found flaws with or were unwilling to re-sign. If you need further proof of the risk, take a look at how Dan Synder and the Washington Redskins have thrown their money around in the past decade or so. Wasting money and cap space on free agents can cripple a franchise. 

But if done correctly, free agency can be the place where a team finds that one last piece. Given the right situation and player, the signing of a free agent can turn a possible playoff team into a championship contender. 

Taking that into account, let's run down five overrated free agents that aren't worth their price tag, and five others who could be that missing piece for a franchise.

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