26 Most Overrated NFL Free Agent Signings of 2011

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26 Most Overrated NFL Free Agent Signings of 2011
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The free agency period is always exciting for NFL fans who are hungry for any type of football news every spring. In 2011, it took on a whole new level of excitement due to the NFL lockout lasting well into July.

Unlike previous years, free agency occurred about two weeks before teams began to show up in camp. This, combined with rejuvenated excitement after withdrawal, made NFL free agency was a bigger story than ever before.

With big names available in the free agency pool such as Nnamdi Asomugha, DeAngelo WIlliams, Santonio Holmes and Tamba Hali, it was something to watch with anticipation.

Fans watched the 24 hour media coverage and scoured their twitter feeds relentlessly in the hopes that their teams would fill some glaring needs with Pro Bowl talent, veteran leadership or young players with high ceilings. 

When the dust cleared, some teams made off like bandits while others were left holding their checkbooks in their hands as their wooing ultimately failed. Others did what many like to call "Over Spending" on some players. My opinion on that varies, as I am of the belief that you always overpay in free agency. That's how you get a player to agree to join your club almost all of the time.

With that belief, there are many signings to look at on paper and wonder what a team was thinking. Some are real head scratchers, while others are simply placed with too high of expectations. So I'm going to take a stab at a number of guys I believe have been quite overrated additions to their teams.

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