Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning
We have to draft totally NEW TEAMS?
No. You'll keep anyone you want to keep.
The free agent draft is just for players currently not on one of the other rosters in the league and not one of the players selected in the 2012 NFL rookie draft. Some teams have relatively few keepers and might turn over half their roster and need more than a few rounds to fill their needs. I edited my reply to Rain Man to clarify.