A look at potential 2011 free agents

May, 9, 2011
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As we continue to wait for whatever the collective bargaining agreement will be for this upcoming season, let’s take a look at who could potentially become a free agent if the NFL decides to go with the same rules as 2010 for 2011.

If that is the case, that means players must have six accrued seasons to become a free agent. My man Jason LaCanfora at NFL Network has compiled an unofficial list of potential 2011 unrestricted free agents based on if the league sticks with the 2010 CBA for many of you wondering who will be available in free agency. Many fans often ask about who the Giants could potentially add at linebacker in free agency.

If that’s the case, Giants players that would be free agents are QB Jim Sorgi, LB Keith Bulluck, LB Chase Blackburn, S Deon Grant and WR Michael Clayton.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw, TE Kevin Boss, DT Barry Cofield, DE Mathias Kiwanuka and WR Steve Smith headline the Giants who would be restricted free agents.

The Giants tendered all of them in case they are restricted free agents. So if the NFL sticks with the 2010 rules, that would benefit the Giants, who wouldn’t have to break the bank to bring back the likes of Bradshaw, Boss, Kiwanuka and Smith. Cofield wants to return but has said he will consider a trade if he has to play for a RFA tender again.

So, now that you see the list of potential free agents, tell us who you would want the Giants to go after if that is the case in the comment list below.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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