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NFL Free Agency 2013: 10 Bold Free Agent Predictions

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NFL Free Agency 2013: 10 Bold Predictions

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One of the best parts of the upcoming NFL Free Agency is trying to predict what will happen. What team will land the most coveted talent? Will that talent be enough to put a team over the top? The questions are endless, but that is half the fun of the off-season.

The money will dictate where the best of the guys available will go. There are those rare few who will take less money in hopes of achieving a higher goal, but the money usually wins the day. It narrows down the possibilities when trying to figure where players will end up, but nothing is ever a sure thing until the contract is signed on the dotted line.

As it stands, there are possibly three top-tier wide receivers among the free agents that could be changing uniforms this fall. Breaking down the possible suitors is just as fun as calculating the worth each player has on the open market.

Playing it safe withe the guesswork is the easy way out. Predictions are one thing, a bold prediction is a whole different animal.

A bold prediction pushes the envelope, but is still something that could actually happen. There has to be some sort of base to the signing that makes sense or otherwise it is just wasted words.

The following are 10 bold predictions for the 2013 Free Agency. Some of them push it a little further than they should and others are as obvious as they get. Either way, hopefully you enjoy it. If it did, or if it did not, please feel free to leave you comments below, or reach out to us using the hashtag #RML, for Rant My Life.

Jeff Everette is a Miami Dolphins writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @jeverettesports, “Like” his page on FaceBook, or add him to your network on Google+.

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10. Not Amused

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Despite the excess cap space, and obvious need, the Miami Dolphins fail to land any of the top tier receivers. They aren’t able to entice Mike Wallace to join the team and miss out on Greg Jennings and Wes Welker, both of whom signs elsewhere while the Wallace sweepstakes play out.

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9. Randy Moss Looking For Work

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Despite his claim to being the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game, Randy Moss fails to find work for the second time in three seasons. This time, there is no last hurrah for the self-proclaimed G.O.A.T.

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8. Detroit Lions Make A Play

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The Detroit Lions pass on Reggie Bush and sign Ahmad Bradshaw and Brent Grimes filling two holes and pushing them back into contention in the NFC North.

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7. Peyton Manning Thinks Its His Birthday

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The Denver Broncos add two key weapons when they jump into the mix and swoop up Wes Welker and Reggie Bush. With Eric Decker and Demarius Thomas already in place, Bush and Welker give Manning enough fire power to rewrite the record books like never before.

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6. Cleveland Browns Creepin' On A Come Up

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After spending his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings had hoped to sign with a team in a warmer climate. Instead, the Cleveland Browns secure his services, making him and Cliff Avril the biggest free agent signings the Browns have had since they were born again.

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5. Jerry Jones Misses Out On The Fun

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Jerry Jones misses out on all of the action and fails to land any of the big boys so he settles on bringing Anthony Spencer back to the club.

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4. Tony Gonzalez Goes Home

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Tony Gonzalez goes back the Kansas City Chiefs to finish out his career with a winning Chiefs team.

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3. Ed Reed Follows The Colts Out Of Baltimore

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Ed Reed joins his former coach and plays for Chuck Pagano and the Indianapolis Colts

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2. Mike Wallace Enjoys The Sweepstakes

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The New England Patriots break their pattern and go after Mike Wallace, scoring the biggest free agent on the market and giving Tom Brady a a field stretcher for the first time since Randy Moss.

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1. Jeff Ireland Finally Cracks

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The Miami Dolphins end up in a bidding war with the Buffalo Bills over the services of tight end Dustin Keller. Upset over missing out on the wide receivers, Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland refuses to give in and signs Keller for a sinfully rich contract. Ireland is fired before the April's NFL Draft.