2006 Free Agent Inside Linebackers

So you think the Vikings need a different middle linebacker if they employ the Tampa-2 defense? Before you discard Sam Cowart being back in purple in 2006, take a look at the options scheduled for free agency in March.

2006 Free Agent Inside Linebackers
A listing of the inside linebackers scheduled for NFL free agency in 2006. UFA=Unrestricted Free Agent; RFA=Restricted Free Agent. For definitions of free-agent terms, click here. Listed alphabetically by team.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
Player Free-Agent Type 2005 Team
Nate Webster UFA Cincinnati Bengals
Ben Taylor UFA Cleveland Browns
Orlando Ruff UFA Cleveland Browns
Keith Burns UFA Denver Broncos
Earl Holmes UFA Detroit Lions
Wali Rainer UFA Detroit Lions
Troy Evans UFA Houston Texans
Dashon Polk UFA Houston Texans
Frank Chamberlain UFA Houston Texans
Rocky Calmus UFA Indianapolis Colts
Rob Morris UFA Indianapolis Colts
Sam Cowart UFA Minnesota Vikings
Ronald McKinnon UFA New Orleans Saints
Kenyatta Wright UFA New York Jets
Tim Johnson UFA Oakland Raiders
Zeke Moreno UFA Philadelphia Eagles
Clint Kreiwaldt UFA Pittsburgh Steelers
Carlos Polk UFA San Diego Chargers
Saleem Rasheed UFA San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Moore UFA San Francisco 49ers
Derek Smith UFA San Francisco 49ers
Trev Faulk UFA St. Louis Rams
Brad Kassell UFA Tennessee Titans
Khary Campbell UFA Washington Redskins
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
Gerald Hayes RFA Arizona Cardinals
Vinny Ciurciu RFA Carolina Panthers
Gary Brackett RFA Indianapolis Colts
Tony Gilbert RFA Jacksonville Jaguars
Matt Wilhelm RFA San Diego Chargers
Stephen Cooper RFA San Diego Chargers


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