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Finding Homes for Top Available Free Agents After the NFL Trade Deadline

The NFL trade deadline passed with few moves as teams decided to be conservative during an irregular season with looming salary-cap uncertainties for 2021.

Yet, that doesn't mean front offices won't look to improve rosters. Midway through the campaign, a handful of notable names remain available in the free-agent pool. Most of them had contact with clubs interested in their services.

Typically, teams in the playoff hunt will give a big-profile player a shot to reinvent himself in new surroundings with a low-risk, high-reward signing. Of course, these veterans are out of work for a reason—injuries, aging and character concerns top the list.