With various teams looking to make the push to the playoffs, here's an
expanded list of the best players left in free agency that could be signed to
fill a role as of Monday.
Todd Bouman - He still has a strong arm and is a decent option to be a team's backup.
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 year. Tried out for Tampa Bay recently.
Vinny Testaverde - Cleveland has interest in him should their current plan for the No. 2 job not pan out. He worked out for New England recently.
Tony Banks - Could fill a role as a No. 2 quarterback.
Shane Matthews - Strictly a No. 3 quarterback.
Stephan Lefors - He's tried out for around 10 teams during the regular season.
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.
Lamar Gordon - A once promising back has bounced around the last few seasons and hasn't received a lot of attention in free agency.
Mike Cloud - Good special teams player and could fill a No. 3 role.
Jamar Martin - Above average blocker at his position.
Troy Fleming - He was a surprise release by Tennessee but still could start for a team.
Jarrod Baxter - Decent blocker and can start if needed.
Harold Morrow - Good special teams player and backup fullback.
Charles Rogers - Immense talent but a big underachiever. Tried out for a few teams recently but remains unsigned.
Corey Bradford - Good deep threat but has been very inconsistent over his career from game to game and practice to practice.
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.
Ricky Proehl - He still wants to play a few more years and brings an excellent veteran presence with him. He could fill a No. 3 or No. 4 role.
Todd Pinkston - Needs to prove he hasn't lost a step despite coming back from a torn Achilles.
Charlie Adams - Decent possession receiver who could fill a No. 4 role and he can return punts.
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.
Willie Ponder - Strictly a kickoff returner. Worked out for St. Louis recently after being released by Seattle.
Lamont Hall - Known for his blocking only.
Marcellus Rivers - Decent option as a third tight end.
Ron Stone - It's kind of surprising that he's still available. 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.
Steve Edwards (OT) - Journeyman who can play inside or outside.
Victor Riley (OT) - Versatile but underachieving lineman.
Tyson Walter (C) - Can be a team's fourth guard or backup center.
Dave Yovanovits - Tried out for Detroit and Seattle recently.
Torrin Tucker - He's coming back from a knee injury but if healthy, 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.
Jeff Mitchell - He probably could still be a starter but it appears he wants to retire.
Cory Raymer - A solid backup.
Todd Peterson - He'll get a call from a team that isn't happy with their kicking game but it's not a good sign that Atlanta passed him up for Morten Andersen.
Paul Edinger - Poor on kickoffs but decent on field goals. He worked out for the Jets 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.
Todd Sauerbrun - Off the field issues have been a concern but he's clearly the best available punter out there.
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.
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.
Lance Legree - Can play inside or outside as a rotational player.
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.
Langston Moore - He's tried out for a few teams recently.
Travis Hall (DE in 3-4)
Michael Haynes- Basically a fourth end.
Carl Powell (DT)
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.
Trev Faulk (OLB)
Ronald McKinnon - Tried out for the Giants recently.
Jamie Sharper (ILB/WLB/SLB) - He can play just about any linebacker position and might have a few years left.
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.
Ray Mickens - Diminutive nickel back that probably is better off in dime.
Dale Carter - Could be at the end of the line.
Willie Middlebrooks (S)
Lance Schulters - Could certainly still start for a team. Seattle showed interest in him earlier this year and has tried out for a few other teams recently.
Brent Alexander - He worked out for Seattle recently and could be a team's No. 3 safety.
Kim Herring - Could fill a backup role for a team.
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 (S) - Talented but injury prone. Drafted as a cornerback but probably better off at safety because of his large frame.
While our own Ryan Davis was cognizant of the significance that Monday, November 6th, 2006 held –…