Finding bargains in an overpriced market might be difficult. Every player who hits free agency Friday expects to hit the lottery. NFL teams enter this market with great trepidation. To sign top free agents, general managers must adjust to the idea of paying close to $7 million a year for guards, $5 million for a top tight end and more than $7 million for defensive ends. The hope for teams is that the market will settle down and good players will be available at decent prices.
Here are a few possibilities:
1. Running back T.J. Duckett, Washington Redskins -- The Falcons' top choice in 2002 understands he might not get the $5 million deal given to a featured back. His price might be around $2 million a year, a nice price for a 254-pound back who could complement a shifty feature runner. He'd look perfect in Steelers black-and-gold helping out Willie Parker.