Updated Best Available Free Agents-Offense
Warrick Dunn (AP)
Warrick Dunn (AP)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted Nov 25, 2009


We've updated analysis for over 100 players from the offensive side of the ball.

Quarterback
Jeff Garcia - He made nearly $150,000 for two weeks of work with the Philadelphia Eagles. There are plenty of teams that could use an experienced backup like Garcia.
J.P. Losman - Mistake prone, but talented signal caller. He needs to find a team that would be patient with him.
Gus Frerotte - A decent backup option.
Brian Griese - The journeyman signal caller still offers a team a solid No. 2 role.
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.
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.
Edgerrin James - You have to wonder how much he has left after two teams have released him this year.
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.
DeShaun Foster - Fits in as second back for a team that is also looking for a passing down back.
Selvin Young - Solid change of pace back. Surprising that he hasn't received much interest.
Kenny Watson - Offers a third-down role. Worked out for the Bills and Lions recently.
T.J. Duckett - A third back, but can handle a short-yardage role. Had a workout for the New York Giants recently.
Najeh Davenport (KR) - Talented, but an underachiever.
Michael Pittman (FB) - Fits in as a second back and can play fullback if needed.
Tatum Bell - Fits in as a second back.
Andre Hall (KR) - He's built low to the ground and has value as a third back.
Chris Perry (KR) - He worked out recently for the Redskins.
Noah Herron (KR) - Decent third back who can also play on third downs.
Aveion Cason (KR) - Strictly a kickoff returner at this point in his career.
Maurice Hicks (KR) - Fits in as a third back.

Fullback
Jameel Cook - Low-end starter. Worked out for the Panthers recently.
Darian Barnes - Recently released by the New Orleans Saints, but is still capable of starting. Worked out for the Saints recently.
Lorenzo Neal - He was recently released by the Oakland Raiders, but suffered a hamstring injury. He still wants to play.
Casey Cramer (TE) - Third fullback.
Cecil Sapp - Fits in as a second fullback.
Jon Bradley - The Detroit Lions released him recently.

Wide Receiver
Marvin Harrison - Now 37, it's questionable if he has much left at this point.
Bobby Engram - The Chiefs let him go recently. He still should find a job with a team that is looking for a veteran slot receiver.
Joey Galloway - He didn't fit in with the Patriots, but he should find a job elsewhere for depth purposes. Worked out for the Bengals recently. Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski knows him from their days with the Seahawks.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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 took a physical for the Seahawks recently.
Matt Schobel - Fits in as a third tight end.
George Wrighster - Fits in as a third tight end.
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
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. Played in the UFL recently.
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.
Marcus Johnson (G) - Reportedly was released recently by the Buccaneers because of an off-the-field incident.
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 - The 36-year old offensive lineman probably still has two good years left in him as a backup.
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.
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.
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.

Long Snapper
Nathan Hodel - Visited the Bengals recently.
Joe Zelenka - Worked out for the Redskins and Rams 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.

Kicker
Matt Bryant - Certainly best option out there at his position.
Mike Nugent - Was let go by the Buccaneers recently.
Steven Hauschka - Big leg, but the Ravens got tired of his inaccuracy.
Taylor Mehlhaff - Young kicker who has some upside.

Punter

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.

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