Best Players Still Available in Free Agency

Free agency has entered its second wave, with things becoming extremely slow on the open market. Soon, the prices will begin to drop for a group of fairly talented players still lingering. Here are the top 20…

1. Sebastian Vollmer: The market hasn't evolved properly for right tackles. 

2. Andre Smith: Vollmer and Smith will likely be signed right after one another.

3. Brent Grimes: Looked like he'd be back in Atlanta. Now who knows what's next for him after losing virtually all of 2012 due to injury.

4. Elvis Dumervil: Crap hit the fan in Denver and now nobody knows where he'll end up. 

5. Brandon Moore: Aging but he's had some good years and is the only guard left on the market. 

6. Daryl Smith: Another guy who might only get a one-year deal because of injury questions.

7. Fred Davis: He'll likely get a one-year deal, too, but because of behavioral concerns. 

8. Eric Winston: Another victim of the right tackle market. 

9. Alan Branch: Surprised a solid cog from Seattle's great defense isn't getting much love. 

10. Bernard Pollard: Hard-hitting, passionate safety released for cap reasons in Baltimore. 

11. Justin Durant: Quality potential starter in a 4-3 defense.

12. Antoine Winfield: The 35-year-old could have some gas left in the tank. Don't be surprised if he returns to Minnesota.

13. Captain Munnerlyn: Young and has some decent advanced stats. Could be a starter in some cities.

14. Sedrick Ellis: A pure pass rusher who's only 27. 

15. Victor Butler: The underrated 25-year-old pass rusher left Pittsburgh without a contract. 

16. Dwight Freeney: Here's where we begin our "washed-up and overpaid" category to finish the list.

17. John Abraham: Reportedly visiting the Broncos on Thursday after their snafu with Dumervil.

18. Karlos Dansby: The 31-year-old was released by the Dolphins last week.

19. Osi Umenyiora: Could end up in Atlanta to replace Abraham as old defensive ends play musical chairs.

20. Nnamdi Asomugha: I don't think he has a lot left, but he'd still be a solid depth corner at 32. 

Brad Gagnon

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Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.