Extra Points

The best of what’s left


I mentioned in my Anquan Boldin post how top talent on the free-agent market is sparse. And so I figured some of you guys wanted a better idea of what’s out there.

So I went to ESPN.com, and their free-agent tracker, and here — after five days — are the Top 20 unrestricted free agents still available, as ranked by the Web site’s scouts:

1. Saints S Darren Sharper
2. Bengals G Bobbie Williams
3. Ravens WR Derrick Mason
4. Eagles RB Brian Westbrook
5. Buccaneers WR Antonio Bryant
6. Titans LB Keith Bulluck
7. Bills WR Terrell Owens
8. Saints DE Paul Spicer
9. Patriots CB Leigh Bodden
10. Patriots DE/OLB Derrick Burgess
11. Ravens DE Dwan Edwards
12. Rams DE Leonard Little
13. Texans OT Chester Pitts
14. Dolphins DE Jason Taylor
15. Panthers DE Tyler Brayton
16. Browns C Rex Hadnot
17. Bengals RB Larry Johnson
18. Patriots TE Benjamin Watson
19. Lions LB Larry Foote
20. Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye

… Thought it was interesting that there are three Patriots — only one (Bodden) of whom they’ve made a real effort at keeping — on that list. I think that shows how limited everyone options are, but the other side of it is that with the dollars being spent on the secondary market in check, there could be some bargains out there.


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