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10 NFL free agents who could be fool’s gold

NFL fans are always excited about free agency, but not every signing works out for the teams. Here are 10 players who could be fool’s gold in the 2019 free-agency class.

Ezekiel Ansah, DE

NFL teams salivate over elite pass rushers, and Ansah has certainly been that at times for the Lions. However, more recently he’s struggled to stay on the field, with two sacks in 13 games during 2016 and four sacks in seven games last season. In between, Ansah had 12 sacks in 2017, but he’s a massive risk for what’s likely to be a big contract.

Le’Veon Bell, RB

Bell held out for all of 2018 and now expects to be the highest-paid running back in football. It remains to be seen if he will get the money he’d like, but James Conner’s success in replacing Bell last season could be a huge red flag for some teams. Also, Bell averaged only 4.0 yards per carry in 2017 and has played a full 16-game season only once during his five-year career. For the price, this signing could turn into a disaster.

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