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Friday, March 6, 2009
AFC East free agents finding work


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Division Starting UFA Current UFA
Percent Still Unsigned
NFC North
40 33 .825
AFC West
34 28 .824
NFC West
58 45 .776
NFC East
33 25 .758
AFC North
46 32 .696
AFC South
39 26 .667
AFC East
45 28 .622
NFC South
41 22 .537

AFC East unrestricted free agents have been popular over the past week.

In a chart compiled by NFC West helmsman Mike Sando, we see that only 62 percent of the AFC East's free-range players are still on the market. Only the NFC South has a lower percentage of players still up for bids.

The Miami Dolphins have three remaining unrestricted free agents, fewest in their division. And that trio, center Al Johnson, receiver Tab Perry and linebacker Derek Smith, won't be in demand.

The Dolphins had seven players with expiring contracts. Three of them (tackle Vernon Carey, safety Yeremiah Bell, linebacker Channing Crowder) re-signed, and two (cornerback Andre Goodman, safety Renaldo Hill) joined the Denver Broncos.

The New England Patriots have 10 unsigned UFAs out of 17. The New York Jets have nine out of 13, and the Buffalo Bills have six out of nine.