8 Biggest NFL Free Agent Busts

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8. Desmond Howard (WR Oakland Raiders 1997)

Al Davis, for the second straight season, signed the Super Bowl MVP. And, just like Larry Brown, Desmond Howard got his free agent contract based on his performance in that one game. That’s not smart business, but what else would you expect from Al Davis? Howard was an explosive kick and punt returner…right up until he signed a 4-year contract with Oakland in 1997.

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