NFC East: Charles Grant
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?
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
The Saints (6-6) will lose Charles Grant, Will Smith and Deuce McAllister for the final four games of the regular season. The Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles were hoping for some help from the Saints, who host both the Falcons (8-4) and Panthers (9-3) in the final four games.
The Falcons hold the tiebreaker over the Cowboys (8-4) at this point because of a better conference record. The Saints were in position to get themselves back in the playoff race with a win over Tampa Bay (9-3), but they couldn't pull off the upset Sunday.
McAllister's impact is minimal at this point in his career and Grant is already on injured reserve with a triceps injury. But the loss of Smith certainly hurts their chances of running the table to finish the season. The NFC East teams have to be wondering whether the Saints will keep bringing it every week now that they're virtually out of the playoff race and have lost three players.
This might be a good time for Jerry Jones to leave an encouraging voicemail on his former assistant Sean Payton's voicemail. If the Giants are the only NFC East team to make the playoffs, remember the day this suspensions came down.