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2015 Free Agency – Best remaining players

2015 Free Agency – Best remaining players
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Quarterback

Matt Moore
Tarvaris Jackson
Colt McCoy

There isn’t any starting quarterback quality on the market but if a team needs a backup these guys are the best remaining. Teams without a starting quarterback on their roster with the exception of the Buccaneers, who presumably will draft Jameis Winston, will be hard pressed to find that guy this late in the game.

Running Back

Stevan Ridley
Ahmad Bradshaw
Pierre Thomas

Ridley is the guy to get in this group, only 26-years-old Ridley is a tough in between the tackle power back with a lot left in his tank. The only reason Ridley remain on the market is due to his torn ACL suffered in Week 6 last season. With 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns in his four-year career with the Patriots it shouldn’t be long before a team snags him off the market.

Wide Receiver

Stevie Johnson
Michael Crabtree
Dwayne Bowe

The receiving trio above can still play in this league and should be targeted by teams with a need at wide-out. The teams that come to mind are the Browns, Raiders, Ravens, Eagles, and Rams. The reason these guys remain on the market is because there is a plethora of receivers in this year’s draft that will come at a cheaper price and have tons more upside.

Tight End

Charles Clay (transition tag)
Zach Miller
Jermaine Gresham

The Dolphins placed the transition tag earlier this offseason on Clay which made him a restricted free agent allowing the Dolphins to match any contract given to him. Since the signing of TE Jordan Cameron the Dolphins now have the luxury of letting Clay walk. Per sources the Dolphins have moved on from Clay making the Bills the front runners in signing the tight end. Teams like the Ravens and Falcons who are still in the market for a TE will have to move forward in acquiring the best of the rest or wait until the draft.

Offensive Line

Stefen Wisniewski
Joe Barksdale
Chris Myers

They’re still some quality centers in free agency with Wisniewski and Myers still on the market after being cut by their respective teams. The Raiders continue to cut their quality players like Wisniewski year after year while giving free agents at that same position (Rodney Hudson) big money in free agency. The Seattle Seahawks who traded their pro bowl center Max Unger and the St. Louis Rams who need to rebuild their offensive line are two teams in the market for quality offensive linemen.

Interior Defensive Line

Vince Wilfork (signed w/Texans — 3/16)
Randy Starks (signed w/Browns — 3/16)
C.J. Mosley

Although Vince Wilfork may only have one or two years left he is still the big fish in this pond. Wilfork is not the pocket pushing nose tackle he once was but he is still capable of space eating and stuffing running lanes on the football field. Two teams in need of his services are the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. C.J. Mosley is a sneaky pickup who could be a great rotational playeras he has experience in both even and odd man fronts.

Pass Rusher (Edge)

Greg Hardy
Anthony Spencer
Dwight Freeney

Greg Hardy is the big name still available although many teams won’t touch him because of the looming backlash from his domestic violence charge/conviction. Whichever team does sign him will also have to potentially wait until he is cleared from the Commissioner’s Exempt list. If you are a fan of a team who needs a pass rusher (likely every team because you can’t have enough pass rushers) and off-field transgressions don’t matter to you, Hardy is your man.

Linebacker

Rolando McClain
Brandon Spikes
Mason Foster

The Dallas Cowboys already lost linebackers Bruce Carter and Justin Durant to free agency and could also lose Rolando McClain as well, their best linebacker from last season. McClain revitalized his career a year after retiring from the league in 2013. Signing McClain comes at a major risk due to his pending substance abuse violation, his third, which would cost him a four game suspension. If teams are unwilling to take the risk with McClain, Spikes is a good name to pick up as he is a stout run stuffer who can play effectively on early downs.

Defensvie Back

Tramon Williams (signed w/Browns — 3/16)
Charles Tillman
Patrick Robinson

One of the most surprising developments of this year’s free agency frenzy continues to be how long Tramon Williams remains a free agent. Cornerbacks across the league have been cashing in on big money contracts with many teams overpaying for their services. Williams who is more proven than many of his counterparts still remains on the market. Could it be that teams are scared of Williams age at 32? His consistency and experience should earn him a contract any day now.

 

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