Best Available NFL Free Agents-12/12

There are a bunch of NFL teams that are still in a hunt for a playoff spot. With most of them dealing with injury issues, depth continues to be a key. Here's our updated list of the best free agents still available.

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 Dallas recently.
Tony Banks - Could fill a role as a No. 2 quarterback.
Shane Matthews - Strictly a No. 3 quarterback.
Koy Detmer
Dave Ragone
Rob Johnson
Jeff Blake
Rohan Davey
Ty Detmer
Craig Krenzel
Travis Brown
Stephan Lefors
Josh Harris
Rod Rutherford
Kliff Kingsbury

Running Back
Duce Staley - Has put on weight over the last two years and had become a weekly inactive for Pittsburgh. Still could fill a No. 2 role.
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.
Cedric Humes
J.R. Redmond
Kerry Carter
Damien Anderson
DeAndra Cobb
Jarrett Payton

Alan Ricard - Solid blocking fullback but injuries have been a factor with him in the past. Tried out for a few teams recently.
Troy Fleming - He was a surprise release by Tennessee but still could start for a team.
Jamar Martin - Above average blocker at his position.
Jarrod Baxter - Decent blocker and can start if needed.
Harold Morrow - Good special teams player and backup fullback.
Omar Easy

Wide Receiver
Charles Rogers - Immense talent but a big underachiever. Tried out for a few teams recently but remains unsigned.
Peter Warrick - Good slot receiver and can return punts. Tried out for the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals recently.
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 teams recently.
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 role.
Johnnie Morton - Could still fill a role as a team's No. 3 receiver but could be retired.
Todd Pinkston - Needs to prove he hasn't lost a step despite coming back from a torn Achilles.
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 size. Tried out for the New York Giants recently.
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 career.
Edell Shepherd - Released recently by Houston. Can return kicks or serve a No. 4 role for a team.
Scottie Vines
Eddie Berlin
John Stone
Jason McAddley
Jerome Pathon
Dez White
Jimmy Farris

Tight End
Lamont Hall - Known for his blocking only.
Marcellus Rivers - Decent option as a third tight end.
Darnell Sanders
Cam Cleeland
Shad Meier
Matt Kranchick
Brian Kozlowski
Zeron Flemister
Sean Berton
Keith Heinrich
Jed Weaver

Ron Stone - He's clearly not the player he once was but, at worst, he could provide solid veteran depth for team.
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.
Victor Riley (OT) - Versatile but underachieving lineman.
Dave Yovanovits - Tried out for Detroit and Seattle recently.
Tom Nutten
Cameron Spikes
Javiar Collins

Offensive Tackle
Torrin Tucker - 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.
Spencer Folau
Matt Stinchcomb
Ethan Brooks
Jacob Rogers
Scott Gragg - He could be close to retirement.

Jeff Mitchell - He probably could still be a starter but it appears he wants to retire.
Cory Raymer - A solid backup.

Mike Vanderjagt - Poor on kickoffs and isn't as accurate as he once was but he's still the best free agent out there at his position.
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 New York Jets and Oakland Raiders recently.
Nick Novak - Struggled with the Washington Redskins who released him recently.
Aaron Elling - He's seen mainly as a kickoff specialist.
Jose Cortez - Kickoff specialist only.
Ola Kimrin - Has done well in the pre-season for various teams but hasn't been able to win a job yet.
Seth Marler
Jeff Chandler
Shane Andrus - Had a decent training camp with the Indianapolis Colts.

Todd Sauerbrun - Off the field issues have been a concern but he's clearly the best available free agent punter.
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.
Sean Landeta - Was just released by the New York Giants after spending a few days on their roster.
Bryan Barker
Toby Gowin

Defensive Tackle
Lance Legree - Was just released by the New York Giants. Can play tackle or end and isn't a bad backup at either position.
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. Tried out for Seattle this past Monday.
Brenston Buckner - Certainly could fill a role as a team's third or fourth tackle.
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 roster
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.
Shane Burton
Junior Siavii
Steve Martin
Matthias Askew
Travis Hall (DE in 3-4)
Willie Blade
Atiyyah Ellison

Defensive End
Michael Haynes- Basically a fourth end.
Adrian Dingle
Carl Powell (DT)
Mark Word

Inside/Middle Linebacker
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 healthy.
Saleem Rasheed - Decent reserve who can play inside or outside.
Orlando Ruff
Trev Faulk (OLB)
Ronald McKinnon - Tried out for the Giants recently.
Frank Chamberlin
Kenyatta Wright
Zeke Moreno

Outside Linebacker
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)

Dewayne Washington - Could fill a nickel role for a team if needed.
Kevin Thomas
Denard Walker
Dale Carter - Could be at the end of the line for him.
Willie Williams
Terry Fair
Ray Walls
Willie Middlebrooks (S)

Brent Alexander - He worked out for Seattle recently and could be a team's No. 3 safety. Was considering retirement this past summer.
Kim Herring - Could fill a backup role for a team.
Marcus Coleman - Decent veteran backup but off the field issues persist.
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 (CB) - Talented but injury prone. Drafted as a cornerback but probably better off at safety because of his large frame.
Reggie Tongue
Willie Offord
Ernest Shazor
Keion Carpenter
Ronnie Heard
Earl Little
Jerry Wilson
Ifeanyi Ohalete
Bracy Walker
John Howell
Antuan Edwards

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