Need a difference-making free agent?
As usually happens, the first waves of free agency left the cupboard practically bare. With teams flush with salary-cap space, the top talents signed (or re-signed) quickly. Of the 27 unrestricted free agents deemed five-star players, five received the franchise tag (Dallas receiver Dez Bryant, Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas, Kansas City outside linebacker Justin Houston, Giants defensie end Jason Pierre-Paul and New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski) and 20 of the remaining 22 are off the market. One of the exceptions is Carolina’s Greg Hardy, who remains on the commissioner’s exempt list because of domestic violence charges. (Those charges were dropped on Feb. 9 when his accuser accepted a financial settlement with Hardy and refused to cooperate with the investigation.) The other is Oakland center Stefan Wisniewski, who is being courted by Seattle, among other teams.
Here are the Top 30 unrestricted free agents available, according to Scout.com’s rankings. Note: This includes only unrestricted free agents who did not receive the franchise or transition tag.
No. 20 — Greg Hardy, DE, Carolina
No. 24 — Stefen Wisniewski, C, Oakland
No. 32 — Rolando McClain, MLB, Dallas
No. 34 — Brandon Spikes, MLB, Buffalo
No. 36 — Will Hill, S, Baltimore
No. 40 — Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati
No. 42 — Anthony Spencer, DE, Dallas,
No. 45 — Brian De La Puente, C, Chicago
No. 47 — Justin Blalock, G, Atlanta
No. 49 — Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay
No. 54 — Nick Hardwick, C, San Diego
No. 56 — Samson Satele, C, Miami
No. 73 — Joe Barksdale, OT, St. Louis
No. 74 — Byron Bell, OT, Carolina
No. 75 — Kroy Biermann, DE, Atlanta
No. 76 — Steven Ridley, RB, New England
No. 77 — Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco
No. 80 — Cecil Shorts III, WR, Jacksonville
No. 81 — Tarell Brown, CB, Oakland
No. 82 — Brandon Graham, OLB, Philadelphia
No. 87 — Patrick Robinson, CB, New Orleans
No. 88 — Sam Acho, OLB, Arizona
No. 89 — Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis
No. 90 — Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland
No. 99 — John Kuhn, FB, Green Bay
No. 101 — Mason Foster, MLB, Tampa Bay
No. 103 — Randy Starks, DT, Miami
No. 104 — Nate Irving, MLB, Denver
No. 105 — D.J. Williams, MLB, Chicago
No. 107 — Rob Sims, G, Detroit
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