Here's an expanded list of the best players left in free agency that could be signed to fill a role as of Monday.
Todd Bouman - He still has a strong arm and is a decent option to be a team's
Jay Fiedler - Needs to prove his shoulder is healthy but would be a solid No. 2
option for a team.
Tommy Maddox - A decent option as a team's No. 2 quarterback. He's had visits
with Miami, Oakland, and New Orleans earlier this year. Tried out for Tampa Bay
Vinny Testaverde - Cleveland has interest in him should their current plan for
the No. 2 job not pan out. He worked out for New England recently.
Tony Banks - Could fill a role as a No. 2 quarterback.
Shane Matthews - Strictly a No. 3 quarterback.
Lee Suggs - High upside back but injury prone. Could fill a No. 2 role for a
team. Tried out for Kansas City and Houston recently.
Lamar Gordon - A once promising back has bounced around the last few seasons and
hasn't received a lot of attention in free agency.
Mike Cloud - Good special teams player and could fill a No. 3 role.
Jamar Martin - Above average blocker at his position.
Troy Fleming - He was a surprise release by Tennessee but still could start for
Jarrod Baxter - Decent blocker and can start if needed.
Harold Morrow - Good special teams player and backup fullback.
Charles Rogers - Immense talent but a big underachiever. Tried out for a few
teams recently but remains unsigned.
Corey Bradford - Good deep threat but has been very inconsistent over his career
from game to game and practice to practice.
Tyrone Calico - The oft-injured player has a ton of talent and could fill a
team's No. 3 role or better down the road.
Darius Watts - Inconsistent hands but very talented. Tried out for a bunch of
Randy Hymes - Big receiver that moves well. Could fill a team's No. 3 role.
Tried out for a bunch of teams recently.
Kevin Johnson - Clearly the best free agent receiver out there and could fill a
team's No. 3 role.
David Boston - Had a good camp with Tampa Bay and could fill a team's No. 3
Johnnie Morton - Could still fill a role as a team's No. 3 receiver but could be
Ricky Proehl - He still wants to play a few more years and brings an excellent
veteran presence with him. He could fill a No. 3 or No. 4 role.
Todd Pinkston - Needs to prove he hasn't lost a step despite coming back from a
Charlie Adams - Decent possession receiver who could fill a No. 4 role and he
can return punts.
Patrick Johnson - Could fill a role as a team's fourth receiver.
Marc Boerighter - Could fill a role as a team's fourth receiver and has good
Troy Edwards - Decent option in the slot.
Derick Armstrong - Has good size and ability but has been an underachiever.
Rashaun Woods - Former first-round pick has been injured most of his short
Willie Ponder - Strictly a kickoff returner.
Lamont Hall - Known for his blocking only.
Marcellus Rivers - Decent option as a third tight end.
Ron Stone - It's kind of surprising that he's still available. He's clearly not
the player he once was but, at worst, he could provide solid veteran depth for
Will Whittaker - Started some for Green Bay last year and is good enough to be a
team's third guard if needed.
Ross Tucker (OT, C) - Was starting for Cleveland in the pre-season for a short
time. Worked out for St. Louis recently.
Larry Moore (C) - Pretty solid backup who can play center or guard.
Steve Edwards (OT) - Journeyman who can play inside or outside.
Victor Riley (OT) - Versatile but underachieving lineman.
Tyson Walter (C) - Can be a team's fourth guard or backup center.
Dave Yovanovits - Tried out for Detroit and Seattle recently.
Torrin Tucker - He's coming back from a knee injury but if healthy, he could
fill a role as a third tackle for a team.
Orlando Brown - His starting days are clearly over but he could provide backup
depth if needed.
Jeff Mitchell - He probably could still be a starter but it appears he wants to
Cory Raymer - A solid backup.
Tyson Walter (G) - Decent backup who can play two positions.
Todd Peterson - He'll get a call from a team that isn't happy with their kicking
game but it's not a good sign that Atlanta passed him up for Morten Andersen.
Paul Edinger - Poor on kickoffs but decent on field goals. He worked out for the
Aaron Elling - He's seen mainly as a kickoff specialist.
Jose Cortez - Kickoff specialist only.
Todd Sauerbrun - Off the field issues have been a concern but he's clearly the
best available punter out there.
Kyle Richardson - Still a decent option for a team that needs a punter.
Tom Tupa - Another ageless punter who could still get it done for a team.
Chad Lavalais - Started off his career well but has fallen on hard times or
late. When motivated, could be a solid third tackle for a team.
Lance Legree - Can play inside or outside as a rotational player.
Brenston Buckner - Certainly could fill a role as a team's third or fourth
Jerry Deloach - Should find a job likely with a team that plays the 3-4.
Johnathan Sullivan - Major underachiever and may be out of chances to land on a
Ed Jasper - He's still capable of being a team's fourth tackle.
Gary Walker (DE in a 3-4) - Injuries have worn him down but he could have enough
left to be in a backup role.
Langston Moore - He's tried out for a few teams recently.
Travis Hall (DE in 3-4)
DeQuincy Scott - Failed Tennessee's physical earlier this year yet sources say
there's nothing wrong with him. If healthy and at the top of his game, he could
be a solid third end for a team. He tried out again for Tennessee earlier this
Michael Haynes- Basically a fourth end.
Carl Powell (DT)
Earl Holmes - It's kind of surprising that he's not on a team. He could start
easily for many teams if needed as he can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme. Visited
the Giants recently.
Rocky Calmus - He's had a lot of injuries but he's still very young and is
Chris Claiborne (WLB) - He's coming off of knee surgery but when healthy, he's
capable of starting. Tried out for the Giants this week.
Saleem Rasheed - Decent reserve who can play inside or outside.
Trev Faulk (OLB)
Jamie Sharper (ILB/WLB/SLB) - He can play just about any linebacker position and
might have a few years left.
Barrett Green (WLB) - Was once a decent starter a few years ago but has bounced
a round. A solid option as a backup.
DeLawrence Grant (SLB)
Alonzo Jackson (SLB)
Marcus Reese (SLB)
Eddie Moore (SLB)
Chris Clemons (SLB)
Will Peterson - Back problems are leaving his career up in the air.
Dewayne Washington - Could fill a nickel role for a team if needed.
Donald Strickland - Could fill a nickel or dime role for a team. Problem is the
Eagles passed on bringing him back and they have injuries issues at cornerback
so he may not be as good as we think.
Ray Mickens - Diminutive nickel back that probably is better off in dime.
Willie Middlebrooks (S)
Lance Schulters - Could certainly still start for a team. Seattle showed
interest in him earlier this year and has tried out for a few other teams
Brent Alexander - He worked out for Seattle recently and could be a team's No. 3
Kim Herring - Could fill a backup role for a team.
Jerome Woods - He would like to start for a team but probably best used as a
backup at this point in his career.
Joseph Jefferson (S) - Talented but injury prone. Drafted as a cornerback but
probably better off at safety because of his large frame.
Best Available Free Agents-10/30
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