Friday, March 12, 2010
Who's still out there in free agency?
By Dan Graziano
Now that we're a week into the free agency period, let's step back and see which unrestricted free agents are still on the board. Philadelphia Daily News NFL columnist Paul Domowitch has compiled a helpful list that includes his top five players at each position. Ben Watson is no longer leading the tight ends list because he signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, according to (who else?) ESPN's Adam Schefter. And wide receiver Hank Baskett just signed a one-year contract to return to the Eagles.
Working off Domowitch's list, I'll offer my top remaining unrestricted free agent at each position:
Jake Delhomme, Panthers
LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers
Terrell Owens, Bills
Note: The 29-year-old Josh Reed would be a lot less of a headache.
Randy McMichael, Rams
Note: McMichael is 30 but he's capable of scoring five or six touchdowns in the right offense.
Mike Gandy, Cardinals
Ryan Lilja, Colts
Kevin Mawae, Titans
Charles Grant, Saints
Jimmy Kennedy, Vikings
Larry Foote, Lions
Keith Bulluck, Titans
Note: Even at age 32, a highly productive player
Rod Hood, Titans
Note: What a weak, weak group. I used to like Dre Bly, but he's a declining player
Darren Sharper, Saints
Note: The Giants treat Antrel Rolle like some sort of All Pro while Sharper is on the street. I know Sharper is getting long in the tooth, but he can still play. The Broncos went after an aging Brian Dawkins. Some team should do the same with Sharper. Cowboys, anyone?