After the conclusion of every NFL season, we enter a frenzied period where the biggest and baddest names in free agency are snapped up in a matter of days, if not hours.
The players who garner the massive, long-term contracts are generally younger, more productive, and better known than many veteran players in a free agent pool.
These players might be past their prime, but signing low-priced veterans via free agency can be a terrific move from an investment standpoint.
Some of them may not be as productive as they once were, but those who aren't can bring a level of experience and leadership to a locker room that many teams sorely lack.
Here are 10 vets set to become free agents in 2012 who would make great additions to any ball club.