Best Available Free Agents-Offense-Week 14

Here's an updated look at the best available NFL free agents as we head into week 14. The quarterback position has almost nothing left of note, but teams looking for offensive linemen can find decent depth.

Best Available Free Agents-Defense

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
Shaun Alexander - The Washington Redskins released him earlier this week. He still could find a job if another starting back or backup goes down to injury.
Najeh Davenport - The Pittsburgh Steelers released him again recently.
Ron Dayne - Despite performing reasonably well for the Houston Texans the past two seasons, Dayne remains unemployed.
Samkon Gado - The St. Louis Rams released him recently.
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.
Alex Haynes - The Denver Broncos released him recently.
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.

Thomas Tapeh - The Minnesota Vikings recently released him.
Jeremi Johnson - The Cincinnati Bengals released him off of IR recently.
Troy Fleming - He has plenty of starting experience.
Reagan Maui'a - The Cincinnati Bengals waived him recently. He did start nine games for the Miami Dolphins in 2007.
Justin Green - The athletic fullback started seven games for the Baltimore Ravens from 2005-2007.
David Kirtman - The San Francisco 49ers waived him recently.

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.
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
Jeb Putzier - The Seattle Seahawks released him for the second time in two weeks recently.
Ryan Krause - He fits in as a third tight end.
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.
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

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.
Milford Brown - The Jacksonville Jaguars recently released him.
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)

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

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.

Dirk Johnson - The Arizona Cardinals released him recently.
Paul Ernster - The Pittsburgh Steelers let him go after a poor performance against the Bengals.
Todd Sauerbrun - A league source said he was reinstated from his four-game suspension.
Derrick Frost - The Green Bay Packers tired of his struggles and released him earlier this week.
Scott Player
Josh Miller

Scout NFL Network Top Stories