Updated Best Available Free Agents-Defense
Kevin Carter
Kevin Carter
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted Apr 1, 2009


There are at least five to six defensive linemen left in free agency who could come in and start right away.

Best Available NFL Free Agents-Offense

Defensive Tackle
Kedric Golston/RFA/Washington Redskins
Dewayne Robertson/UFA
John Thornton/UFA
Tank Johnson/UFA
La'Roi Glover/UFA
Darwin Walker/UFA
Ellis Wyms/UFA
Antwan Lake/UFA
Kenderick Allen/UFA
James Reed/UFA
Jeff Zgonina/UFA
Fred Evans/RFA/Minnesota Vikings
Josh Shaw/UFA
Chris Cooper/UFA

Defensive End
Terrell Suggs/Baltimore Ravens (franchise player)
Julius Peppers/Carolina Panthers (franchise player)
Jason Taylor/UFA
Vonnie Holliday/UFA
Kevin Carter/UFA
Anthony Weaver/UFA
Kalimba Edwards/UFA
John Engelberger/UFA
Rosevelt Colvin/UFA
Victor Adeyanju/RFA/St. Louis Rams
Ebenezer Ekuban/UFA
Earl Cochran/UFA
Stephen Bowen/RFA/Dallas Cowboys
Jerome McDougle/UFA
Josh Thomas//UFA

Inside Linebacker
Zach Thomas/UFA
Nate Webster/UFA
Paris Lenon/UFA
Nick Greisen/UFA
Derek Smith/UFA
Teddy Lehman/UFA
Napoleon Harris/UFA
Junior Seau/UFA
Ryan Nece/UFA
Buster Davis/UFA
Vinny Ciurciu/UFA

Outside Linebacker

Derrick Brooks/UFA
Leroy Hill/Seattle Seahawks (franchise player)
Marcus Washington/UFA
Cato June/UFA
Donnie Edwards/UFA
Freddy Keiaho/UFA
Tyjuan Hagler/UFA
Rashad Jeanty/RFA/Cincinnati Bengals
Jamie Winborn/UFA
Morlon Greenwood/UFA
Pierre Woods/RFA/New England Patriots
Dontarrious Thomas/UFA
Marques Harris/UFA
James Anderson/RFA/Carolina Panthers
Willie McGinest/UFA
D.D. Lewis/UFA
Brandon Johnson/RFA/Cincinnati Bengals
Shantee Orr/UFA
Carlos Polk/UFA
Gilbert Gardner/UFA
Gary Stills/UFA
Gilbert Gardner/UFA
Sam Williams/UFA
Kris Griffin/UFA

Safety
OJ Atogwe/St. Louis Rams (franchise player)
Mike Brown/UFA
Rodney Harrison/UFA
Dexter Jackson/UFA
Lawyer Milloy/UFA
Corey Chavous/UFA
Roy Williams/UFA
Dawan Landry/RFA/Baltimore Ravens
Jarrad Page/RFA/Kansas City Chiefs
Atari Bigby/RFA/Green Bay Packers
Keith Davis/UFA
Sammy Knight/UFA
Nick Ferguson/UFA
Marquand Manuel/UFA
Will Demps/UFA
Marlon McCree/UFA
Dwight Smith/UFA
Matt Giordano/UFA
Kevin Kaesviharn/UFA
Terrence Holt/UFA
Brandon McGowan/UFA
Cameron Worrell/UFA
Tank Williams/UFA
Mike Green/UFA
Michael Boulware/UFA
J.R. Reed/UFA
George Wilson/RFA/Buffalo Bills
Nate Salley//RFA/Carolina Panthers

Cornerback
Dunta Robinson/Houston Texans (franchise player)
Ken Lucas/UFA
Samari Rolle/UFA
Mike McKenzie/UFA
Chris McAlister/UFA
Dre' Bly Denver/UFA
Patrick Surtain/UFA
Ty Law/UFA
Fakhir Brown/UFA
Adam Jones/UFA
Michael Lehan/UFA
DeMarcus Faggins/UFA
Ricky Manning, Jr./UFA
Deltha O'Neal/UFA
Kevin Dockery/RFA/New York Giants
Jason Webster/UFA
Jason Craft/UFA
Daven Holly/UFA
Keiwan Ratliff/UFA
Ricky Manning/UFA
R.W. McQuarters/UFA
David Barrett/UFA
David Macklin/UFA
Sam Madison/UFA
Lewis Sanders/UFA
Reynaldo Hill/UFA
Stanley Wilson/UFA
Cletis Gordon/RFA/San Diego Chargers
Aaron Glenn/UFA



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