As teams prepare for the stretch run of the season, some pending NFL free agents are going to be in it for themselves. That is to say, those set to hit the open market playing for non-contending teams.
On the other side of the ledger, some soon-to-be free agents on contending teams want to show what they have to offer before hitting the open market come March. That includes a certain New York Giants running back who has returned to pre-injury form this season.
On the defensive side of the ball, we want to see how new Baltimore Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith performs moving forward. He’s shown out since being acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Chicago Bears. These are among the five NFL free agents under the most pressure over the final few weeks of the regular season.