15 NFL Free Agent Signings Who Will Flop With Their New Teams

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The NFL had a feeding frenzy when free agency started. With so much money being thrown around, there were bound to be mistakes. Some of these can cripple a franchise for years. These are the 15 players who won't work out for their new teams.

15. Michael Oher, Tennessee Titans

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15. Michael Oher, Tennessee Titans

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Michael Oher is probably the most famous offensive lineman thanks to this movie "The Blindside." He has not lived up to the expectations that he had on the field, but that didn't stop the Titans from giving him a four-year deal. This will end up looking bad at the end.

14. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots

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14. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots' biggest issue last season was the lack of experience at receiver. Tom Brady did what he could with what he had, but it wasn't enough. The Pats went out and got Brandon LaFell to play as a deep threat for the 36-year-old QB. Players like Josh Boyce and Aaron Dobson will step up and make LaFell an afterthought in this offense.

13. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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13. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Josh McCown is a career backup who has been launched into a starting role after a few good starts. He never had a QB rating over 80, but now he is supposed to lead a young Bucs team. This signing was due to a lack of competent QBs on the market.

12. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants

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12. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants

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Rashad Jennings is only one season past averaging 2.8 yards per carry. He had a decent season for the Oakland Raiders, but is that worth taking a chance on someone who was never "the guy"? Will he come in and assume the starting role over David Wilson?

11. Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns

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11. Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns

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Ben Tate came into last season with a ton of hype coming into his contract year. He was considered the best backup running back in the league at times. He was so good that many drafted him in their fantasy leagues knowing he wasn't a starter. He would work on a team that was more established in the QB position, but Cleveland is not that team.

10. Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles

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10. Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles

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Malcolm Jenkins was not worth the over million he got per season. The Eagles have not had much luck with safeties since Brian Dawkins left, and this one will be no different.

9. Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers

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9. Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers

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Donald Brown is just another average running back that the Chargers are looking to exceed expectations. They paid Danny Woodhead last season, and then Ronnie Brown the year before. This is just another running back that will watch from the sideline as Ryan Mathews barely holds on to the starting job.

8. Michael Vick, New York Jets

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8. Michael Vick, New York Jets

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Michael Vick is a signing that will make headlines, but he won't do much on the field. As of right now, he probably won't see much of the field. The Jets should go forward with Geno Smith, but now everyone will be calling for Vick on every interception. This just won't work out.

7. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions

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7. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions

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Golden Tate had by far his best season in 2013, but now he is supposed to come in and take some defenders off of Calvin Johnson. He will have a Nate Burleson type effect, but he won't be a game changer.

6. James Jones, Oakland Raiders

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6. James Jones, Oakland Raiders

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James Jones is a 30-year-old receiver who has played most of his career with one of the best QBs on the planet. He still couldn't get more than 820 yards in a season. How is he going to do with Matt Schaub?

5. Donte Whitner, Cleveland Browns

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5. Donte Whitner, Cleveland Browns

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Donte Whitner is another player who may have been the product of a great defense. He will still be on a good defense in Cleveland, especially with Joe Haden at CB, but he isn't the player he could be. His type of play is getting drowned out in the NFL.

4. Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

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4. Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

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Aqib Talib moved from one great QB to practice against to another. On the defense, the spotlight will be on him at all times. How will he play when he isn't playing for a contract, like he had been the last two seasons with the Patriots?

3. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins

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3. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins

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DeSean Jackson was cut by the Eagles and signed by the rival Washington Redskins. He seemed like he made his free agent decision based on revenge instead of best possible situation. There is no telling how Robert Griffin III will recover from last season. The Skins' O-Line isn't the best, and Jackson needs some time to get down field. This is a relationship that may not work out.

2. Julius Peppers, Green Bay Packers

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2. Julius Peppers, Green Bay Packers

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This may be the biggest risk on this list. Peppers seems like he could have something left, but going from one side of a rivalry to the other doesn't always work out. Can he live up to the lofty expectations he has for a team that's secondary hasn't been good for years? He will need to do a lot to get this team turned around.

1. Brandon Weeden, Dallas Cowboys

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1. Brandon Weeden, Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys decided to extend Brandon Weeden's career after he was cut by Cleveland. There was nothing Weeden showed that could have given them the thought he was worth giving a job. He claims he felt too much pressure on the Browns, but now he won't even see action on the Cowboys. There was no point in this move.


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