Savvy clubs can find free-agent bargains
But buyer beware, most big-name players have age or injury concerns.
On first look, it’s tempting to ask “Is that all there is?” on the NFL free-agency front.
A deeper investigation reveals some talent being available at most positions. As for studs, game-changers and franchise players, well, there simply isn’t much now that the Steelers won’t be letting prize running back Le’Veon Bell slip away.
While last year’s crop had a collection of All-Pros, some of whom wound up with franchise tags, this year’s group had only » one full-time All-Pro, Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who also went through this in 2016 before being tagged at $10.8 million. He got his long-term deal at the end of February.
Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson is the other AllPro whose contract is up.
The salary cap increases from $155.27 million to $167 million. So let the spending begin.
Unquestionably, Bell was the best among the unrestricted guys — and the most untouchable. Pitts-
At age 34, DeMarcus Ware reportedly is interested in returning to Dallas to finish out his career. But does he have enough left in the tank to help the Cowboys’ pass rush?