2005 Free Agents: Cornerbacks

<P>Free Agent Cornerbacks are always in demand. With new names added to the list due to roster cuts. The Patriots, having just released one of the most prominent ones available in Ty Law, in order to free up cap space, are certainly going to be in the market for one of the names on this list. Here's a look at the top prospects available as of last week.</P>

2005 Free-Agent Cornerbacks
A listing of the cornerbacks scheduled for NFL free agency in 2005. UFA=Unrestricted Free Agent; RFA=Restricted Free Agent; ERFA=Exclusive Rights Free Agent. For definitions of free-agent terms, click here. The "Best of the Bunch" is ranked by Scout.com's Lane Adkins. The "Rest of the Bunch" is sorted by free-agent type, then by most recent team. Comments provided for unrestricted free agents.
PlayerFree-Agent Type2004 Team
Charles WoodsonUFARaiders
Woodson, simply put, is one of the top cornerbacks in the game. While the Raiders don't much want him back, he is the lesser of two highly talented cornerback evils and could be named the team's franchise player.
Andre DysonUFATitans
While Dyson is not a great cornerback he does have the skills to be one.A new home might benefit him.
Ken LucasUFASeahawks
Ken Lucas continues to fly under the radar screen, much like he has done over his entire career in Seattle.Lucas offers great size and speed and someone will sign him early.
Fred SmootRFARedskins
Smoot is certainly a player on the rise in the eyes of most league observers. In the past he has rebuffed overtures from the Redskins for a contract extension and looks poised to cash in big as a free agent.
Anthony HenryUFABrowns
The Browns like Henry but remained puzzled by him.He will likely sign elsewhere.
Gary BaxterUFARavens
Word is that the Ravens are planning on using their franchise tag on Baxter despite him coming off of a sub-par season in 2004. Baxter is a big phyical cornerback who if he is not tagged will get plenty of action early.
Aaron BeasleyUFAFalcons
Though Beasley is getting long in the tooth, he provides a veteran cornerback with years of experience as a starter for a team that needs a veteran in the mix.
Renaldo HillUFACardinals
In 2003 Renaldo Hill was the talk of the Cardinals and looked poised to strike it big. He apparantly is not in coach Dennis Green's long term plans, though, and he looks like he will play elsewhere in 2005.
Nick HarperUFAColts
Harper is one of the Colts' best cornerbacks but he is also protected by the Colts cover-two scheme. Indianapolis wants him back but knows not to overpay to get him.
Jason CraftUFASaints
Craft has been a disappointment in New Orleans.
Willie WilliamsUFASteelers
The Steelers would probably like to keep Williams, but they will not overpay for him.
Kenny WrightUFATexans
Wright will likely stay in Houston.
Kevin MathisUFAFalcons
Offers depth and special teams play.
Lewis SandersUFABrowns
Sanders offers prototype size and skills but has not lived up to expectations.
Deion SandersUFARavens
The Ravens probably want to keep Sanders.
Robert TateUFACardinals
Tate could re-sign in Arizona as a backup.
Tyrone WilliamsUFACowboys
Williams is on his last legs, but might find a team willing to take a chance on him.
Jimmy WilliamsRFA49ers
Brian WilliamsRFAVikings
Danion SidneyUFALions
Sidney can also play safety.
PlayerFree-Agent Type2004 Team
Todd McMillonUFABears
McMillon will be an afterthought in free agency.
Jimmy SpencerUFABroncos
Spencer might move to the coaching ranks full-time now.
Corey IvyUFABuccaneers
Ivy could get on as deep backup defensive back somewhere.
Michael StoneUFACardinals
Stone can play safety as well.
Jimmy WyrickUFADolphins
Wyrick might generate some surprising interest.
Allen RossumUFAFalcons
Rossum will be a hot commodity moreso because of his special teams skills than his coverage skills.
Kiwaukee ThomasUFAJaguars
Thomas never developed for the Jaguars.
Terrell BuckleyUFAJets
Buckley could fit in as a veteran dimeback with a team looking to make a playoff run.
Jason HortonUFAPackers
Horton will try and move on to greener pastures.
Dale CarterUFARavens
Carter might have to retire.
Raymond WallsUFARavens
Walls will be a competant backup.
Pat DennisUFARedskins
Dennis has good size and little else.
Jason BellUFATexans
Bell is a depth player.
Jason SimmonsUFATexans
Simmons will re-sign if he can.
Derek RossUFAVikings
Ross is talented but his reputation may keep teams away.
Rashad BaumanRFABengals
Reggie MylesRFABengals
Kevin ThomasRFABills
Lenny WallsRFABroncos
Donald Strickland RFAColts
Joseph JeffersonRFAColts
Pete HunterRFACowboys
Andre GoodmanRFALions
Chris CashRFALions
Earthwind MorelandRFAPatriots
Keyou CraverRFASaints
Kris RichardRFASeahawks
Richard KrisRFASeahawks
Demarcus FagginsRFATexans
Rhett NelsonRFAVikings
Christian Morton ERFABrowns
Ronyell WhitakerERFABuccaneers
Lance FrazierERFACowboys
Lenny WilliamsERFACowboys
Roderick HoodERFAEagles
Frank WalkerERFAGiants
Dwight AndersonERFARams
Calvin CarlyleERFARavens
Zach NortonERFARavens
Vontez DuffERFASteelers

Some changes may have occured to players on the list since it was compiled week ending 2/20/2004.

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