In 2013, the Arizona Cardinals signed pass rusher John Abraham and right tackle Eric Winston on the first day of training camp. Winston was the starter all season and Abraham had 11.5 sacks.
Could the Cardinals make another late signing of a guy who will make big contributions?
General manager Steve Keim says it is a possibility.
Appearing on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, the general manager said, "There's probably two or three players that I have my eye on right now."
He wouldn't give any hints as to what player in particular or even what position, but he did hint it was a player who is recovering from an injury.
"Every player that's out there, there is a reason and generally it's because the player has incurred some kind of injury in the past year," he said.
This month and next month, he is going to bring these guys in and see if they have recovered. If so, he will offer a one-year deal to allow them to "resurrect their career."
Who could these players be?
The positions where they could use some help would be at tight end, as they have almost no experience at the position, running back (a little less likely), cornerback and outside pass rush. Perhaps inside linebacker could be in the mix.
At tight end, there are the bigger names -- Jermaine Gresham and Zach Miller. Gresham is recovering from a significant back injury. Miller had an ankle injury that ended his season. Miller played for Arizona State in college, so he would be coming back to a familiar place.
At outside linebacker, John Abraham missed all last season with a concussion. While there doesn't appear to be interest on the Cardinals' end so far, if he is cleared medically, he could be a target. Shaun Phillips needs to have career resurrected. He has suffered through injuries, but he hasn't been very good. Also available is Dwight Freeney. He suffered a torn quadriceps in 2013 and only had 3.5 sacks in 2014, but he played for Arians in 2012 and has been one of the league's most feared pass rushers in his career.
At running back, Steven Jackson is still on the market. He was unable to play at the end of last season having quadriceps problems. Knowshon Moreno is another talented back whose skillset also matches what the Cardinals now like to do offensively. He had an elbow injury and a torn ACL, which limited him to three games last season.
At cornerback, no names really stick out. There is Chase Minnifield suffered a head injury near the end of last season.
Could any of these players be the guys Keim is talking about?