NFL Free Agent Signings 2011: 8 Players Teams Would Regret Bringing Back

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NFL Free Agent Signings 2011: 8 Players Teams Would Regret Bringing Back
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Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.  Some of those NFL free agents who have re-signed, or could re-sign with their teams are anything but a boy's choir.  Re-signing these players is fraught with risk. 

Some have apparently reached their ceilings, but suitable alternatives are few, or too costly.  Others would bring various baggage into training camp.  Whether it's character issues or off-field issues, players like defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (pictured) will have a lot to prove.

I wanted to devote a slide to "Fat Albert", but the football gods intervened.  Haynesworth was traded by the New York Giants to the New England Patriots as I was writing this piece.

They say "It's better the devil you know, than the devil you don't."  Here are eight players who could prove to be the exceptions to that hoary old axiom.

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