Updated Best Available Free Agents-Offense

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Matt Jones continues to receive interest in free agency, but remains without a job. What's going on with Marvin Harrison?

Quarterback
Jeff Garcia - He made nearly $150,00 for two weeks of work with the Philadelphia Eagles.
J.P. Losman - Mistake prone, but talented signal caller. Signed with the UFL recently.
Gus Frerotte - Decent backup option.
Damon Huard - Was released by the 49ers in August. Decent backup option.
Brian Griese - The journeyman signal caller was released by the Buccaneers recently.
Todd Bouman - Low-end No. 2 QB at this point in his career.
Joey Harrington - Low-end No. 2 QB at this point in his career.
Cleo Lemon - Basically a third quarterback at this point in his career.
Brad Johnson - Failed miserably as Dallas' backup last season.
Quinn Gray - Low-end second quarterback.
Brooks Bollinger - No 3 QB.
Drew Henson - Fits in as a third quarterback.

Running Back

Warrick Dunn - Probably has one to two years left as a second back.
Dominic Rhodes - Was a surprise release by the Buffalo Bills. If the Chicago Bears were smart, they'd sign him now to back up Matt Forte. Had a workout for the New York Giants recently.
Deuce McAllister - Knee problems have curtailed a once promising career. He said recently that he still wants to play.
Ahman Green - Has dealt with knee problems in recent years and may retire. Worked out for the St. Louis Rams recently.
DeShaun Foster - Should find work as a second back after camps start.
Selvin Young - Solid change of pace back.
Kenny Watson - Offers a third-down role. Worked out for the Lions recently.
T.J. Duckett - A third back, but can handle a short-yardage role. Had a workout for the New York Giants recently.
Shaun Alexander - He said recently that he still wants to play, but he had nothing left in the tank two years ago.
Najeh Davenport (KR) - Talented, but an underachiever.
Rudi Johnson - Probably has a few years left as a second back.
Michael Pittman (FB) - Fits in as a second back and can play fullback if needed. Signed with the UFL recently.
Tatum Bell - Fits in as a second back.
Chris Perry (KR) - He was recently selected in the UFL draft.
Reuben Droughns (KR) - Fits in as a third back.
Noah Herron (KR) - Decent third back who can also play on third downs.
Alvin Pearman - Third back who can play on third downs.
Aaron Stecker (KR) - Versatile, veteran back who probably has one decent year left as a third back.
Aveion Cason (KR) - Strictly a kickoff returner at this point in his career.
LaBrandon Toefield - Drafted by the UFL recently.
Brian Calhoun - Talented, but underachieving third back.
Maurice Hicks (KR) - Fits in as a third back.

Fullback
Jameel Cook - Low-end starter.
Darian Barnes - Recently released by the New Orleans Saints, but is still capable of starting.
Lorenzo Neal - He was recently released by the Oakland Raiders, but suffered a hamstring injury.
Casey Cramer (TE) - Third fullback.
Cecil Sapp - He recently signed with the UFL.
Andrew Pinnock - He was supposed to be the heir apparent to Lorenzo Neal with the San Diego Chargers, but it never quite worked out that way.
Jon Bradley - The Detroit Lions released him recently.
Reagan Maui'a - Third fullback.

Wide Receiver
Marvin Harrison - Turns 37 soon and it's questionable if he can still start after having knee problems in recent years.
D.J. Hackett - When healthy, a solid option for a West Coast offensive team. Worked out for the Titans recently.
Jerry Porter - Big receiver who still has some productive years left. Worked out for the Titans recently.
Amani Toomer - Possible No. 3 WR at this point in his career.
Reggie Williams - Talented, but troubled receiver who may have a hard time finding a job any time soon. His two-game suspension is over, however.
Matt Jones - Started to realize his potential last season, but off-the-field issues are to blame for him being a free agent. Worked out for the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently.
Ronald Curry - No. 4 receiver at this point in his career.
David Patten - Fits in as a fourth receiver.
Joe Jurevicius - Solid possession receiver, but has dealt with major knee problems the past year or so.
Ike Hilliard (PR) - Probably fits in as a fourth receiver at this point in his career.
Ashley Lelie - Fits in as a fourth or fifth receiver.
Chad Jackson - Has good size and can run, but hasn't shown much else in his career. Worked out for the Indianapolis Colts recently.
Robert Ferguson - Fits in as a fourth or fifth receiver.
Koren Robinson (KR) - Probably fits in as a fourth receiver at this point in his career.
Darrell Jackson - Probably fits in as a fourth receiver at this point in his career.
Justin McCareins - Probably fits in as a fourth receiver at this point in his career.
Billy McMullen - Basically a fourth or fifth receiver.
Tim Carter - He can run, but that's about it.
Keary Colbert - Underachiever and fits in as a fourth or fifth receiver.
Drew Carter - Talented receiver, but is coming off of an ACL injury.
Courtney Taylor - Fits in as a fourth or fifth receiver.
Will Franklin - Fits in as a slot receiver.
Travis Taylor - Journeyman former first-round pick of the Ravens who fits in as a fourth receiver at this point in his career.
Samie Parker - Speedy journeyman who fits in as a fifth receiver.
Dane Looker - Probably fits in as a fourth receiver at this point in his career.
Dante Hall (PR/KR) - Fits in as a fourth receiver and as a special teams returner.
Travis Wilson - Former third-round pick of the Browns.

Tight End

Bubba Franks - The New York Jets recently released him. Franks fits in as a second tight end at this point in his career.
Tony Curtis - Fits in as a second tight end. Blocks well.
Tory Humphrey - Has decent athleticism and fits in as a second tight end. Worked out for the Browns and visited the Seahawks recently.
Matt Schobel - Fits in as a third tight end.
George Wrighster - Fits in as a third tight end.
Joe Klopfenstein - Former second-round pick of the Rams. Worked out for the Browns recently.
Jeb Putzier - Fits in as a third tight end. Known for his pass receiving skills.
Daniel Wilcox - Decent blocker who fits in as a second or third tight end.
Jerame Tuman - Fits in as a third tight end.
Courtney Anderson - One very highly regarded by the Raiders, but has bounced around quite a bit the past few seasons.
Richard Owens - Recently waived by the Jets and fits in as a third tight end.
Adam Bergen - Former undrafted free agent who fits in as a third tight end.

Offensive Tackle
Levi Jones (LT) - Talented, long-time starter for the Bengals, but has suffered through various injuries over the past few years which have limited his play.
Jon Runyan (RT) - He still wants to play one to two years and worked out for the Bills, Chiefs, and Eagles recently.
Jonas Jennings (LT/RT) - Oft-injured since he signed a big free-agent contract with the 49ers and probably is better off at right tackle because of his short arms.
Charles Spencer (LT/RT/G) - Very talented and versatile, but hasn't been the same after suffering a horrific leg/knee injury during his rookie season with the Texans. Recently signed with the UFL.
Kwame Harris (LT) - Marginal starter, but could be a solid backup for a team in need of a LT.
L.J. Shelton (RT/LT) - Versatile backup.
Jason Fabini (RT/G) - Can play probably at least three spots on the offensive line. Serviceable backup at this point in his career.
George Foster (RT) - Average backup tackle.
Anthony Davis (RT/G) - Marginal backup.
Oliver Ross (RT) - Decent backup RT.
Wesley Britt (LT) - Decent backup LT. Worked out for the New Orleans Saints recently.
Milford Brown (G) - Better off playing RT or G.
Junius Coston (RT) - Fits in as a fourth tackle.

Guard

Pete Kendall - He turns 36 early next month, but probably still has two good years left in him.
Terrence Metcalf - Was recently released by the Lions. Still a solid backup.
Dan Buenning - Solid backup option.
Adrian Jones - Decent backup option.
Elton Brown (RT) - Decent backup option.
Edwin Mulitalo - Oft-injured interior lineman who could be a pretty solid backup at this point of his career.
Toniu Fonoti - Former second-round pick of the San Diego Chargers who has bounced around in recent seasons.
Scott Peters - Basically a fourth guard.
Barry Stokes (RT/LT) - The 35-year old journeyman lineman has spent time with 10 teams in his career, but could find a new home before the regular season starts because of his versatility.
Lennie Friedman (C) - Basically a fourth interior lineman.

Center
Al Johnson - Was released, but with an injury settlement from the New England Patriots. If healthy, he would be an excellent backup.
Melvin Fowler - Average backup.
Steve Justice - Has upside as a backup.
Jason Whittle (G) - The 33-year old lineman is capable of playing four positions on the offensive line.
Matt Lehr (G) - Capable of playing three positions as a backup.
Grey Ruegamer - Recently released by the Seattle Seahawks. Decent second center.
Steve McKinney (G) - He's pretty much at the end of the line, but could have one more season left. His versatility could get him a job.

Long Snapper
Nathan Hodel - Visited the Bengals recently.
Joe Zelenka - Worked out for the Redskins recently.
Brad St. Louis - Long-time starter for the Bengals at this position, but was let go after struggling for a few games.
J.P. Darche - Has plenty of experience in this role.
Bryan Pittman - Solid option for a fill-in role.

Kicker
Matt Bryant - Certainly best option out there at his position.
Mike Nugent - Was let go by the Buccaneers recently.
Martin Gramatica - Hasn't been much of a factor in several years and turns 34 this fall.
Taylor Mehlhaff - Young kicker who has some upside.
Brandon Coutu - Worked out for the Buccaneers recently.

Punter

Mitch Berger - Journeyman punter who should get some looks if any punters who are currently employed get hurt.
Kyle Larson - Long-time Bengal punter who was released earlier this year.
Ryan Plackemeier - Former seventh-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks who has bounced around a bit since being waived by them.
Derrick Frost - Veteran punter who struggled with the Packers last year.
Durant Brooks - Had promise coming out of college.
Tom Malone - Spent time with the New England Patriots recently.

Updated Best Available NFL Free Agents-Defense


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