Roster cuts are coming, traditionally taking place in the tail end of August and early September (although given the way the NFL seems to be playing fast and loose with dates this year, stay posted).
Most teams have the philosophy that they should hold their breath until that point, with an eye to finding treasure from another team's trash, and expecting to reap the profits of the inevitable wave of freshly unemployed athletes.
That makes free agency a little like war: 95 percent waiting and only five percent action.
There's the initial rush to sign the big name guys (from Asomugha through Vince Young) and then there's a lull.
There's the waiting period, and then it's back on with the roster cutbacks in a signing spree involving teams engaging in multiple negotiations with dozens of agents for scores of players.
But at this second, it's the lull. The time before the five percent of action. Ergo, the boring bit.
But not entirely boring, as there are some somewhat surprising names still in the pool who are available to sign, right this second, to the right bidder with the right price.
With that in mind, let's examine 25 players who are in free agency who could potentially make a team better, right this second.