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Best Available NFL Free Agents-12/26

Discussion in 'American Football' started by RaiderRay, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. RaiderRay

    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

    Jun 20, 2005

    By Adam Caplan
    Senior NFL Reporter
    Posted Dec 26, 2006

    With the playoffs right around the corner, teams still looking to play in January will be looking for depth at various positions.

    Jay Fiedler - Needs to prove his shoulder is healthy but would be a solid No. 2 option for a team.
    Tommy Maddox - A decent option as a team's No. 2 quarterback. He's had visits with Miami, Oakland, and New Orleans earlier this season. Tried out for Tampa Bay recently.
    Tony Banks - Could fill a role as a No. 2 quarterback.
    Koy Detmer
    Dave Ragone
    Rob Johnson
    Jeff Blake
    Rohan Davey
    Ty Detmer
    Craig Krenzel
    Travis Brown
    Stephan Lefors - He's tried out for around 10 teams during the regular season.
    Josh Harris
    Rod Rutherford
    Kliff Kingsbury

    Running Back
    Duce Staley - Has put on weight over the last two years and had become a weekly inactive for Pittsburgh. Still could fill a No. 2 role.
    Lee Suggs - High upside back but injury prone. Could fill a No. 2 role for a team. Tried out for Kansas City and Houston recently.
    Mike Cloud - Good special teams player and could fill a No. 3 role.
    J.R. Redmond
    Kerry Carter
    Damien Anderson - Tried out for Dallas last week.
    DeAndra Cobb
    Jarrett Payton

    Alan Ricard - Solid blocking fullback but injuries have been a factor with him in the past. Tried out for a few teams recently.
    Troy Fleming - He was a surprise release by Tennessee before the season started but still could start for a team.
    Jamar Martin - Above average blocker at his position.
    Jarrod Baxter - Decent blocker and can start if needed.
    Harold Morrow - Good special teams player and backup fullback.
    Omar Easy

    Wide Receiver
    Charles Rogers - Immense talent but a big underachiever. Tried out for a few teams recently but remains unsigned.
    Peter Warrick - Good slot receiver and can return punts. Tried out for the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals recently.
    Tyrone Calico - The oft-injured player has a ton of talent and could fill a team's No. 3 role or better down the road.
    Darius Watts - Inconsistent hands but very talented. Tried out for a bunch of teams recently.
    Randy Hymes - Big receiver that moves well. Could fill a team's No. 3 role. Tried out for a bunch of teams recently.
    Kevin Johnson - Clearly the best free agent receiver out there and could fill a team's No. 3 role.
    David Boston - Had a good camp with Tampa Bay and could fill a team's No. 3 role.
    Johnnie Morton - Could still fill a role as a team's No. 3 receiver but could be retired.
    Todd Pinkston - Needs to prove he hasn't lost a step despite coming back from a torn Achilles.
    Patrick Johnson - Could fill a role as a team's fourth receiver.
    Marc Boerighter - Could fill a role as a team's fourth receiver and has good size.
    Troy Edwards - Decent option in the slot.
    Derick Armstrong - Has good size and ability but has been an underachiever.
    Rashaun Woods - Former first-round pick has been injured most of his short career.
    Edell Shepherd - Released recently by Houston. Can return kicks or serve a No. 4 role for a team.
    Scottie Vines
    Eddie Berlin
    John Stone
    Jason McAddley
    Jerome Pathon
    Dez White
    Jimmy Farris

    Tight End
    Lamont Hall - Known for his blocking only.
    Darnell Sanders
    Cam Cleeland
    Shad Meier
    O.J. Santiago - Released by New England recently after he got hurt.
    Brian Kozlowski
    Zeron Flemister
    Sean Berton
    Keith Heinrich
    Jed Weaver

    Ron Stone - He's clearly not the player he once was but, at worst, he could provide solid veteran depth for team.
    Will Whittaker - Started some for Green Bay last year and is good enough to be a team's third guard if needed.
    Ross Tucker (OT, C) - Was starting for Cleveland in the pre-season for a short time. Worked out for St. Louis recently.
    Larry Moore (C) - Pretty solid backup who can play center or guard.
    Victor Riley (OT) - Versatile but underachieving lineman.
    Tom Nutten
    Cameron Spikes
    Javiar Collins

    Offensive Tackle
    Torrin Tucker - He could fill a role as a third tackle for a team.
    Orlando Brown - His starting days are clearly over but he could provide backup depth if needed.
    Spencer Folau
    Matt Stinchcomb
    Ethan Brooks
    Jacob Rogers
    Scott Gragg - He could be close to retirement.

    Jeff Mitchell - He probably could still be a starter but it appears he wants to retire.
    Cory Raymer - A solid backup.

    Mike Vanderjagt - Poor on kickoffs and isn't as accurate as he once was but he's still the best free agent out there at his position.
    Todd Peterson - Kind of surprising that he hasn't had even a tryout this season.
    Paul Edinger - Poor on kickoffs but decent on field goals. He worked out for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders recently.
    Nick Novak - Struggled with the Washington Redskins who released him recently.
    Aaron Elling - He's seen mainly as a kickoff specialist.
    Jose Cortez - Kickoff specialist only.
    Ola Kimrin - Has done well in the pre-season for various teams but hasn't been able to win a job yet.
    Seth Marler
    Jeff Chandler
    Shane Andrus - Had a decent training camp with the Indianapolis Colts.

    Kyle Richardson - Still a decent option for a team that needs a punter.
    Tom Tupa - Another ageless punter who could still get it done for a team.
    Sean Landeta
    Bryan Barker
    Toby Gowin

    Defensive Tackle
    Chad Lavalais - Started off his career well but has fallen on hard times or late. When motivated, could be a solid third tackle for a team. Tried out for Seattle this past Monday.
    Brenston Buckner - Certainly could fill a role as a team's third or fourth tackle.
    Jerry Deloach - Should find a job likely with a team that plays the 3-4.
    Johnathan Sullivan - Major underachiever and may be out of chances to land on a roster
    Ed Jasper - He's still capable of being a team's fourth tackle.
    Gary Walker (DE in a 3-4) - Injuries have worn him down but he could have enough left to be in a backup role.
    Shane Burton
    Junior Siavii
    Steve Martin
    Matthias Askew
    Travis Hall (DE in 3-4)
    Willie Blade
    Atiyyah Ellison

    Defensive End
    Michael Haynes- Basically a fourth end.
    Adrian Dingle
    Carl Powell (DT)
    Mark Word

    Inside/Middle Linebacker
    Earl Holmes - It's kind of surprising that he's not on a team. He could start easily for many teams if needed as he can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme. Visited the Giants recently.
    Rocky Calmus - He's had a lot of injuries but he's still very young and is healthy.
    Saleem Rasheed - Decent reserve who can play inside or outside.
    Keith Newman - Released by Miami recently. He's a solid backup.
    Orlando Ruff - Tried out for New England recently.
    Trev Faulk (OLB)
    Ronald McKinnon - Tried out for the New York Giants recently.
    Frank Chamberlin
    Kenyatta Wright
    Zeke Moreno

    Outside Linebacker
    Jamie Sharper (ILB/WLB/SLB) - He can play just about any linebacker position and might have a few years left.
    Chris Claiborne (MLB/WLB) - Just released by the New York Giants.
    Barrett Green (WLB) - Was once a decent starter a few years ago but has bounced a round. A solid option as a backup.
    DeLawrence Grant (SLB)
    Alonzo Jackson (SLB)
    Marcus Reese (SLB)
    Eddie Moore (SLB)
    Chris Clemons (SLB)

    Dewayne Washington - Could fill a nickel role for a team if needed.
    Kevin Thomas
    Denard Walker
    Dale Carter - Could be at the end of the line for him.
    Willie Williams
    Terry Fair
    Ray Walls
    Willie Middlebrooks (S)

    Brent Alexander - He worked out for Seattle recently and could be a team's No. 3 safety. Was considering retirement this past summer.
    Kim Herring - Could fill a backup role for a team.
    Marcus Coleman - Decent veteran backup but off the field issues persist.
    Jerome Woods - He would like to start for a team but probably best used as a backup at this point in his career.
    Joseph Jefferson (CB) - Talented but injury prone. Drafted as a cornerback but probably better off at safety because of his large frame.
    Reggie Tongue
    Willie Offord
    Ernest Shazor
    Keion Carpenter
    Ronnie Heard
    Earl Little
    Jerry Wilson
    Ifeanyi Ohalete
    Bracy Walker
    John Howell
    Antuan Edwards
  2. Alpenbolt

    Alpenbolt BoltTalker

    Sep 9, 2006
    Ty Detmer? Wow, he still considers himself a free agent?
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