NFL free agency is a gold mine for some players, and a deep disappointment to others. For players nearing the end of their career, it can be a humbling process.
Follow all the developments on the NFL's open market with our up-to-the-minute tracking of 2014's free agents. More...
Bailey and Reed probably will be Hall of Famers one day. In the meantime, they are getting treated like afterthoughts. That's life in the NFL. They will be forced to take low-cost, short-term deals to keep their NFL careers going. Reed might not even get that chance.
With April upon us, here are some other notable names who are without jobs.
Josh Freeman: Guys like Curtis Painter, Charlie Whitehurst, Luke McCown and Derek Anderson found work, while Freeman is wondering what happened to his once-promising career. The Oakland Raiders were Freeman's best bet before free agency, but they preferred Matt Schaub. Freeman might have to wait until after the draft to find a team.
Kevin Williams and James Harrison: Both players will get discussed someday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, although they figure to fall short. Williams still looked like a useful role player in Minnesota last year. Harrison did a nice job stopping the run for Cincinnati and would love to get back to Pittsburgh. It's possible that both players are done as pros after proud careers.
Wesseling: Running on empty
Running backs are getting paid like kickers and punters this offseason. Why no love? Chris Wesseling explores. More...