Best Available Free Agents-Offense-Week 12

The Minnesota Vikings signed FB Thomas Tapeh thinking that he would be a solid replacement for Tony Richardson. As it turned out, Tapeh's stay on their roster didn't last very long.

Best Available NFL Free Agents-Defense

Quarterback
Jared Lorenzen - He has some upside as a No. 3 quarterback.
Tim Rattay - He's likely going to be a No. 3 quarterback for any team that wants to sign him.
Matt Baker - He's likely going to be a No. 3 quarterback for any team that wants to sign him.

Running Back

Najeh Davenport - The Pittsburgh Steelers released him recently and the New Orleans Saints showed interest in him.
Ron Dayne - Despite performing reasonably well for the Houston Texans the past two seasons, Dayne remains unemployed.
Kenny Irons - The former second-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals is still coming back from ACL surgery.
Vernand Morency - He offers a team a third down role.
LaBrandon Toefield - The power back could handle a third running back role.
Marcel Shipp - Solid special teams player and fits in as a third back.
Musa Smith - He fits in as a #3 back.
Anthony Thomas - The power runner is best suited to handle a No. 3 role at this point in his career.
Verron Haynes - The former Pittsburgh Steeler could handle a No. 3 running back role.
Wali Lundy - He actually started eight games for the Houston Texans during the 2006 season.
Eric Shelton - The former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers may have run out of chances after being waived by the Washington Redskins recently.

Fullback
Thomas Tapeh - The Minnesota Vikings recently released him.
Andrew Pinnock - He has some starting experience but was beaten out by rookie FB Mike Tolbert for the starting job with the San Diego Chargers.
Troy Fleming - He has plenty of starting experience.
Justin Green
David Kirtman

Kick/Punt Returners
Tim Dwight (KR/PR)
Troy Walters (PR)
Josh Scobey (KR)
Tyson Thompson (KR)
Reshard Lee (KR)

Wide Receiver
Terry Glenn - The Miami Dolphins have shown interest in him, but not recently.
Joe Horn - He really only wants to play for a Super Bowl contending team.
Keary Colbert - He was released by the Seattle Seahawks recently. Colbert fits in as a fourth receiver.
Derek Hagan - The former third-round pick of the Miami Dolphins was released recently.
Billy McMullen - The Seattle Seahawks released recently him.
Roydell Williams - He caught 55 passes last season, but Williams is still struggling coming back from a broken ankle.
Samie Parker - The Seattle Seahawks released him after spending just a few days with the team.
Reche Caldwell - He fits in as a fourth receiver.
David Givens - His career is in doubt after suffering a serious knee injury almost two years ago.
Cedrick Wilson - His one-game suspension has been lifted by the league.
Doug Gabriel - He was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tim Carter - He can run well in a straight line but catching the ball has been a problem.
Martin Nance - He's a tall receiver but lacks good enough speed to play on game days.
Taylor Jacobs - The former second-round pick of the Washington Redskins has bounced around in recent years.
Keenan McCardell - He said recently that he still wants to play.
Aaron Moorehead - He offers a team value as a No. 4 receiver.
David Kircus - He had a good workout for the Tennessee Titans recently.

Tight End
Ryan Krause - He fits in as a third tight end.
Chad Mustard - He's been on and off the Denver Broncos at least four times in the last two seasons.
Adam Bergen - The former Lehigh University tight end had a good pre-season for the Baltimore Ravens.
Courtney Anderson - The Oakland Raiders once saw him as their tight end of the future. Since then, he's been with four other teams.
Aaron Walker - The Baltimore Ravens recently released the journeyman tight end.
Teyo Johnson - Journeyman, No. 3 tight end who has been in and out of the league for a while.
Ryan Neufeld
Tim Euhus
Bennie Joppru
Mike Seidman

Offensive Tackle
Luke Petitgout - He failed a team physical by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently.
Oliver Ross - The veteran lineman was released recently by the New England Patriots.
Kelly Butler - He has starting experience at right tackle.
Anthony Davis - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him recently and Davis could back up at left tackle.
Jordan Black - The Houston Texans released him earlier this year. Black is capable of backing up at right and left tackle.
Leander Jordan - The journeyman backup tackle was recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Torrin Tucker
Anthony Alabi
Will Svitek
Stockar McDougle - He's coming back from a torn Achilles tendon.
Mike Rosenthal

Guard
Jeb Terry - The former fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fits in as a fourth guard.
Toniu Fonoti - He was once one of the better young guards in the league but he's been with six teams in four years.
Dylan Gandy - He was recently released by the Denver Broncos for the second time in the last few weeks.
Steve McKinney (C) - The veteran lineman could be a decent backup for a team.
Rick Demulling
Nat Dorsey (T)
Ruben Brown
Chris Liwienski
Todd Steussie (T)

Center
LeCharles Bentley (G) - He recently visited the St. Louis Rams.
Mike Flynn
Doug Datish
Mike Flanagan
Tyson Walter
Mike Pucillo

Kicker
Dave Rayner - The Cincinnati Bengals released him recently.
Billy Cundiff - He was released by the Kansas City Chiefs recently.
Justin Medlock - The St. Louis Rams recently released the former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs.
Aaron Elling - The kickoff specialist was recently released by the Oakland Raiders.
Morten Andersen - Even though he turned 48 recently, Andersen hasn't officially retired.

Punter
Mitch Berger - The Pittsburgh Steelers recently released him.
Todd Sauerbrun - A league source said he was reinstated from his four-game suspension.
Scott Player
Josh Miller


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