Finally, free agency is almost set to start, but one of the dynamics of the expected frenzy is flying under the radar for most fans.
Expect a lot of players to re-sign with their original teams. Remember, unlike 2010, there is now a salary cap in place. It's expected to be around $120 million dollars, which is right around what it was in 2009 when the NFL still had a cap.
That means the elite talent will still get their deals, but the rest of the players will be taking a big gamble if they decide to hit the open market.
Will a new team offer significantly more money? Will they be able to fit in with their new team and be successful in such a short period of time before the season starts?
With those nuggets in mind, here is one player every team in the NFL should avoid re-signing.
These players don't fit with their existing team, their skills have eroded, injuries have become a permanent problem, they weren't that good to begin with or it's simply time to move on for any one of a number of factors.
Some of these players are already gone all but officially. Others will represent very difficult decisions for teams.
As always, I encourage your feedback. Who would you put on the list?