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Armed with another $10 million or so to spend thanks to the increased salary cap, NFL teams dive into free agency on Tuesday. ''Free agency in and of itself is an overpayment situation,'' says former NFL executive Bill Polian, who built three Super Bowl teams and now is an analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM. Some situations teams are forced to deal with, and you have to bite the bullet and do it.' '' While Polian makes the point that the really elite players don't ever become available in free agency, the 2014 class is filled with former All-Pros and Pro Bowlers. They come in all sizes for all jobs, from pass rushers Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith to running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Willis McGahee.