Below is an accurate listing of all NFL tight ends (ranked by league-wide interest) that will be available on the free-agent market. Reference guide is listed at the bottom of this page.
UFA: Unrestricted free-agent. Available to negotiate with other ball clubs (including their current ball club) with no responsibility owed to former team.
RFA: Restricted free-agent. Available to negotiate with other ball clubs (including their current). Current team has option to match qualifying offers to retain player's services. Signing team must award former team with compensation (usually involving cash and/or draft choices).
ERFA: Exclusive Rights free-agent. Players with two or fewer years of experience who have no outside negotiating power. Their rights belong to their 2005 club provided they are made a minimum qualifying offer.