Albert Haynesworth (franchise player)
Rod Coleman - The Atlanta Falcons decided to go with younger players in his place. But Coleman should have at least two productive years left in him.
Anthony McFarland - He's coming back from patella tendon surgery but the feeling is he'll be able to contribute to a team in a reserve role this season.
Ethan Kelley - Despite coming back from microfracture knee surgery, he's had at least three free agent visits so far this year.
Grady Jackson - He looked like he was pushing "four bills" last season yet Jackson actually played well against the run.
Keith Traylor - He may retire.
Kimo Von Oelhoffen - He actually played well in limited playing time last season so he may be able to play another season.
Terrell Suggs (OLB) (franchise player)
Rodney Bailey (DE in 3-4/DT in 4-3)
Orpheus Roye - He may be leaning toward retirement after having trouble with his knees the past few seasons.
Al Wilson - He's been cleared to play by a neck/spine specialist but remains unsigned.
Odell Thurman - The Cincinnati Bengals decided they would move on without him. There are unconfirmed rumors that he's been suspended again by the league.
Junior Seau - He still hasn't decided yet if he wants to play for the New England Patriots again. If he does, it could be in a backup role since the team is very high on rookie ILB Jerod Mayo.
Jeremiah Trotter - He had a free agent visits recently so Trotter wants to play at least one more season but it would have to be in a backup role.
Brian Simmons - He refused a pay cut and was released recently by the New Orleans Saints.
Rob Morris (SLB)
Takeo Spikes (ILB in 3-4) - He's had some interest in free agency but may be waiting for a deal that will pay him more than the veteran minimum.
Ian Gold (WLB) - It's kind of surprising he hasn't had a free agent visit recently.
Rosevelt Colvin (SLB/DE in 4-3) - The pass-rushing defender had a free agent visit with the Houston Texans recently and other teams remain interested in his services. He'll have to pass a physical first though. Colvin has to prove that his broken foot has healed sufficiently.
Kendrell Bell - He'll go down as one of the worst free agent signings for the Kansas City Chiefs in the last 10 years.
Mario Haggan - He'll be serving a four-game suspension in 2008.
Ken Hamlin (franchise player)
Coy Wire - He played linebacker some last season but he's best used at safety in a backup role.
Nnamdi Asomugha (exclusive franchise player)
Ty Law - He's likely looking at a nickel job if he signs with a team this season.
Andre Dyson - If healthy, Dyson could land a job as a nickel back.
Kenny Wright - Legal woes cost him a job with the Cleveland Browns.
Kelly Herndon - He could come in and handle a nickel role for a team.
Chad Scott - He missed all of 2007 due to a knee injury.
Duane Starks - He was recently released by the Oakland Raiders. The oft-injured defensive back still could find a job in a nickel or dime role this season.
Dexter Wynn (KR/PR) - He had a free agent visit with the Cincinnati Bengals recently but wasn't offered a contract.
Chidi Iwuoma - He's primarily a special teams player but a good one in that role.
Updated Best Available Free Agents-Defense