Six teams in free-agency danger

New Orleans among teams that could be hurt most in free agency

Originally Published: March 12, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Colston/NicksUS PresswireThe New Orleans Saints likely will lose both guard Carl Nicks and wideout Marques Colston.

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Free agency is almost here in the NFL, and during the next few weeks we will see a flurry of activity, as players either change teams or re-sign with their current squads. Managing the salary cap is a major challenge for every team -- it went up barely a quarter of a million dollars for 2012 -- and some teams will enter free agency with very little money to spend. However, the teams that will be hit the hardest are the ones with multiple key free agents hitting the market whom they can't afford to re-sign.

Let's look at six teams that could really be hit hard in free agency in 2012:

1. New Orleans Saints


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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.