There is no timetable for when the NFL free agency period will begin. We only know that it will begin some time after the lockout has been lifted.
What we do know is that when the period finally begins, it will set off a relative feeding frenzy for teams trying to get players signed and into their training camp before it begins.
The biggest domino that will fall will be the signing of Nnamdi Asomugha. There will surely be a ton of interest there.
But fret not fans of teams that don't have as much money to spend. With so much early action in the free agent signing period, good players will fall through the cracks. Talent will be available to shrewd teams late in the process.
It's on those signings that a general manager really makes his money. Any GM can throw a ton of money at Asomugha and get him to sign, but the really good GMs will be the ones that can decide which overlooked veteran defensive back is worth signing to upgrade the secondary.
For those teams and general managers, let's take a look at some of the players that might be available at a bargain price.