6 NFL Free Agents Your Team Should Avoid

We're not far away from NFL free agency and the rumors are just starting to heat up. Many players are set to find new homes this offseason and it never fails to be one of the most exciting parts of the offseason because time after time, teams overpay. Every year it happens and 2018 won't be any different. 


That being said, here are six free agents your team should absolutely avoid this offseason at ALL COSTS. 

6. Jeremy Maclin

The Ravens thought they made a splash free agent signing with Jeremy Maclin but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Maclin battled injuries and finished with a career low in receptions and receiving yards. He hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2014 and has seen better days now entering the back-end of his career. 


While he may be a veteran presence to add to the locker room, Maclin can't be counted on in terms of production. There are better free agent wide receiver options available. 

5. Jay Cutler

Why the Dolphins ever gave Jay Cutler $10 million will forever be a mystery but the results were as expected. Cutler had a mediocre season, throwing for 2,666 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He played strictly for the money and never looked like he even cared being on the field. 


Hopefully, this is the last we see of Cutler on the football field. He came out of the broadcast booth to play and needs to head right back there this offseason. 

4. Terrelle Pryor

It's never an easy task switching from quarterback to wide receiver at the professional level but Terrelle Pryor's one-year stint with the Redskins was a huge bust. He started just two games, finishing with 240 yards and a touchdown. Pryor eventually landed on Injured Reserve with an ankle injury and it put the stamp on a very disappointing season for one of the league's most promising wide receivers. Don't expect that to change with whoever signs him. 

3. Eddie Lacy

There once was a time when Eddie Lacy was one of the NFL's top running backs. That time has come and gone. Lacy has suffered injuries, weight problems and isn't the same running back we saw coming out of college in 2013. After signing with the Seahawks in free agency last offseason, Lacy was part of one of the league's worst running backs and totaled just 179 yards on the ground. 


At this rate, a team is better off opting for a younger option than taking a risk and signing Lacy. 

2. Tyler Eifert

Tyler Eifert's time in Cincinnati is all about over and it's been one to forget. Other than his dominant season in 2015, Eifert hasn't been able to stay on the field. He hasn't appeared in a full season in any of his five years in the NFL, which poses a major problem. Now, coming off season-ending back surgery, Eifert poses a huge risk for any NFL team looking to sign him.


His price tag may come cheap but there's a reason for that and it's not good. 

1. Sam Bradford

Much like the Derrick Rose of the NFL, Sam Bradford continues to play and make money even after showing his inability to stay healthy. He achieved every normal man's dream of making $18 million last season to appear in just two games. Entering his eighth year in the league, Bradford is more of a liability than anything else. His knees are made of glass and there's no guarantee he can stay healthy. Throwing more money his way is just preposterous. 

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