When the NFL and the NFLPA agreed to a new labor deal and free agency started in earnest in the final week of July, most NFL veterans assumed they would not have any trouble finding an offer for their services around the league.
While the vast majority of players that were deemed to still have plenty of football left were able to land a job, some players surprisingly fell through the cracks. Maybe their agents were asking for too much money and they priced themselves out of the market. Other teams were able to address areas of need in the draft, and by the time the musical chairs stopped, certain players were left holding an empty bag.
Today we will look at those unlucky players that failed to land a job and who might still have a shot at landing somewhere during the final 12 weeks of the 2011 NFL season. Some players needed to overcome an injury that required surgery, while others needed to get back in shape. Some of these free agents will continue to get a tryout as openings occur, but that doesn't mean anybody will sign them.