Free agency at 4 weeks: The best still left

Believe it or not, 2006 free agency turns four weeks old on Saturday, and there still are a lot of attractive veteran names - some more than others, of course - still for sale (or in some cases, rent) on the open market. Here's a list of the best unrestricted free agents still available for hire as the NFL FA period gets set to enter its second month.

Former 49ers/UFA 49ers in bold
(Other positions played in parentheses)

Quarterbacks
Kerry Collins
Anthony Wright
Tommy Maddox
Jamie Martin
Jay Fiedler
Tony Banks
Shane Matthews
Jeff Blake
Doug Flutie

Running backs
Anthony Thomas
Antowain Smith
Jonathan Wells
Lamar Gordon
Stephen Davis
Tony Hollings
Mike Cloud
Moe Williams
James Jackson
J.R. Redmond
Kenny Watson

Fullbacks
Jerald Sowell
Jarrod Baxter
Daimon Shelton
Nick Luchey
Paul Smith

Wide receivers
Peerless Price
Kevin Johnson
Dez White
Az-Zahir Hakim (PR)
Randy Hymes
David Boston
Johnnie Morton
Troy Edwards
Michael Lewis (KR/PR)
Troy Walters (PR)
Ricky Proehl

Tight ends
Boo Williams
Lamont Hall
Roland Williams
Marcellus Rivers
Cam Cleeland
Tony Stewart

Offensive guards
Tutan Reyes
Ron Stone
Kendyl Jacox
Victor Riley (OT)
Fred Weary
Tom Nutten

Offensive tackles
Brad Hopkins (LT)
Orlando Brown
Mike Pearson
Matt Stinchcomb
Todd Fordham
Ephraim Salaam
Todd Steussie
Ethan Brooks
Jacob Rogers

Centers
Jeff Mitchell
Trey Teague
Cory Raymer

Kickers
Paul Edinger
Todd Peterson
Jose Cortez

Punters
Kyle Richardson
Tom Rouen
Tom Tupa
Sean Landeta

Defensive tackles
Jason Fisk
Brentson Buckner
Grady Jackson
James Reed
Lance Legree
Steve Martin

Defensive ends
Lance Johnstone
Duane Clemons
Gary Walker (DT in 4-3)
Adrian Dingle
Carl Powell (DT)
Tyoka Jackson

Inside linebackers
Rocky Calmus
Nick Griesen (WLB)
Earl Holmes
Chris Claiborne
Brad Kassell
Saleem Rasheed
Rob Morris
Ronald McKinnon

Outside linebackers
LaVar Arrington (WLB)
Na'il Diggs (WLB/SLB)
Jamie Sharper (WLB/SLB)
Tommy Polley (WLB)
Chad Brown (SLB/WLB)
Peter Boulware (SLB)
Keith Newman (SLB)
Barrett Green (WLB)
Brandon Short (SLB, WLB)
Junior Seau (WLB)
Nate Wayne (WLB)
Warrick Holdman (WLB)
Keith Adams (WLB)
T.J. Slaughter (WLB, SLB)
DeLawrence Grant (SLB)

Cornerbacks
Charles Woodson
Ahmed Plummer
Ty Law
Dexter McCleon
Ray Mickens
Willie Williams
Jamar Fletcher
Michael Lehan
DeWayne Washington
Willie Middlebrooks (S)

Safeties
Antuan Edwards
Marcus Coleman
Tebucky Jones
Brent Alexander
Lance Schulters
Keion Carpenter
Ronnie Heard
Earl Little
Jerry Wilson
Ifeanyi Ohalete
Bracy Walker
Mike Logan
John Howell


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