Every NFL team would love to sign a player like Nnamdi Asomugha, and every year there is that one superstar free agent who would improve any team. In 2009 it was Albert Haynesworth. Last year it was Julius Peppers. However, not every team can afford to play someone $18 million a season, and that is where those third and fourth tier free agents become so valuable. These are the guys I am looking to highlight in this article.
For whatever reason, they have been undervalued. It may be for lack of playing time, the wrong scheme or injury history, but regardless they can be the steals that catapult a team to relevance in no time at all.
There are two conditions to fit the bill as a bargain free agent. Firstly, the player must not cost that much. While this is relative depending on the position, it really means that they are not one of the top two or three players in their position group. The second is that they have to be an unrestricted free agent. Regardless of how cheap he is, if the Lions have to give up high draft picks to get him the unseen cost would be dangerous to a rebuilding franchise. Other than that, a place on this list is up for grabs.