NFC West: Mike Furrey
There have not been many.
The chart shows defensive backs with more than one reception since 2001, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Mike Furrey, who spent three seasons with the St. Louis Rams, leads the way with 221 receptions. I thought of Furrey primarily as a receiver, but he did play safety as well.
Rashied Davis, who converted to receiver after entering the NFL as a cornerback, ranks second with 92 receptions.
Peterson is next with a mere four receptions.
The numbers in the chart suggest we should remain skeptical about any defensive back making significant contributions as a receiver, particularly when the player remains a core player on defense, which Peterson obviously is going to be.
Peterson is a special athlete. How much he contributes will hinge on how much the Cardinals need him and how well Peterson fares when given opportunities.
The staff in Arizona does appear serious about giving Peterson a chance. That's a start.
This made it easy to see which agents had the most projected UFA clients, and how many starts those clients averaged in 2009.
The result is the chart below. Drew Rosenhaus has more than 100 clients across the league, more than any agent. The NFL lists 15 of them on its projected UFA list, including Terrell Owens and three NFC West players (Randy McMicahel, Anthony Becht and Olindo Mare).
Agents Peter Schaffer and Brian Mackler are next on the list with seven projected UFA clients apiece, but no agent with at least four players listed can match Tony Agnone for players with lots of 2009 starts. Agnone's list features 16-game starters Casey Rabach, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Bobbie Williams, plus seven-game starter Michael Gaines.
The NFL has no agents listed for Phillip Daniels, Tully Banta-Cain, Leigh Bodden, Mike Furrey, Damion Cook, Tank Johnson and Matt Ware.
Jeff Feagles, Jeff Zgonina, Daunte Culpepper, Paul Spicer, Clinton Hart and Vernon Fox are listed as representing themselves.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
One player from each NFL team qualified for consideration. A panel will name its winner from the 12 finalists during the NFLPA's annual gala April 16.
Teammates nominate candidates each year. CBS host James Brown chooses finalists and names them "JB Award" winners for the contributions they have made within their NFL communities. Draft, Warner and Seattle's Mack Strong were JB Award winners and White Award finalists last year. Warrick Dunn won the award.
Other finalists this year, with cities where they made their contributions listed parenthetically: Daniel Wilcox (Baltimore), Mike Furrey (Detroit), Tony Pashos (Jacksonville), Drew Brees (New Orleans), Brian Dawkins (Philadelphia), Greg Camarillo (Miami), Gary Brackett (Indianapolis), David Thornton (Nashville) and Rock Cartwright (Washington).
Update, April 16: Dawkins has won the award.