Dwight Freeney/UFA (exclusive franchise player)
Jared Allen/RFA - He asked to be traded but that's unlikely to happen. Their pass rush isn't very good to begin with and they can't afford to deal Allen.
Grant Wistrom/UFA - He said he's planning on retiring although there should be teams that would be interested in him as a third end.
Bobby McCray/RFA - He's coming off of a very good season and should attract interest next year as a UFA.
Eric Hicks/UFA - He should be able to get a job as third or fourth end.
Courtney Brown/UFA - This could be it for the oft-injured end.
Cory Redding/UFA (franchise player)
Lional Dalton/UFA - He should be able to get a job as a fourth tackle.
Lance Legree/UFA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him just a few days after signing him. What will help him find a job elsewhere is because he can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.
Johnathan Sullivan/UFA - The former draft bust could be out of chances to land with a team.
Al Wilson/UFA - He was released by the Denver Broncos but as long as he can pass another team's physical, he'll be able to find a starting job.
Peter Sirmon/UFA - Surprisingly he hasn't received much attention in free agency although the Arizona Cardinals have offered him a one-year deal probably to be a backup but he turned it down. He said he's not sure if he wants to play again.
Randall Godfrey/UFA - He may play one more season not for the San Diego Chargers.
Junior Seau/UFA - He wants to play again and probably with the New England Patriots.
Lance Briggs/UFA (franchise player)
Dhani Jones/UFA - He's capable of playing all three linebacker positions.
LaVar Arrington/UFA - He's coming off of a serious injury and isn't a lock to play this season.
Brandon Short/UFA - He's coming off of a decent season and he should be able to find a backup job. It helps that he can play WLB or SLB.
Carlos Emmons/UFA - He's almost at the end of his career.
Dexter Coakley/UFA - He should be able to find a backup job by the start of training camps.
Asante Samuel/UFA (franchise player)
Willie Middlebrooks (S)/UFA
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