With NFL free company below approach, the checklist under provides the perfect remaining out there gamers. These are gamers who haven’t but signed or agreed to phrases with a group.
This story will replace as gamers signal or are launched. The quantity previous every participant’s title is the place they ranked in our authentic 150. Players who had been launched after the highest 150 was printed is not going to have a quantity. The age in parentheses signifies how outdated the participant can be at the beginning of the 2022 season.
Factors taken under consideration: efficiency, age, sturdiness and positional worth.
Stats are courtesy of TruMedia and Pro Football Focus until in any other case famous. Contract information is from OverTheCap.com.
2. Terron Armstead, OT, New Orleans Saints (31)
The huge query with Armstead is sturdiness. He dealt with a number of injuries in 2021 and has performed in 37 of a potential 49 video games over the previous three seasons. But when Armstead is on the sector, he’s top-of-the-line left tackles within the NFL. This is a place the place demand outweighs provide. Trent Williams set the highest of the market final offseason with a deal price simply greater than $23 million per yr. There are eight left tackles making $16 million per yr or extra, and Armstead will make that 9.
4. Tyrann Mathieu, S, Kansas City Chiefs (30)
Teams available in the market for a flexible, play-making security will doubtless have Mathieu on the high of their free company wish lists. Mathieu logged greater than 200 snaps as a free security, a field security and a slot nook in 2021. His 13 interceptions over the previous three seasons tied for second amongst safeties and tied for fifth amongst all gamers. Mathieu has been extremely sturdy, having missed simply two video games previously 5 seasons. Mathieu is older than among the different free-agent safeties available on the market, however he ought to nonetheless discover a huge deal. Harrison Smith bought an extension from the Minnesota Vikings price $16 million per yr earlier than the 2021 season on the age of 32. Mathieu may obtain the same deal.
7. Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle Seahawks (32)
The Seahawks released him earlier than the beginning of free company. Wagner turns 32 in June, however he was a 16-game starter final season, and his 170 tackles ranked third league-wide. Over the previous three seasons, Wagner’s 467 tackles rank first and are 65 greater than some other participant. He’s been extremely sturdy with 150 begins in 10 seasons.
9. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears (29)
He made $17.98 million on the franchise tag final season and now will look to money in on a long-term deal. Robinson was (once more) the sufferer of unhealthy quarterback play in 2021, managing simply 38 catches for 410 yards and one landing in 12 video games. But from 2019 to 2020, Robinson’s 2,397 receiving yards ranked third amongst all broad receivers, behind solely Stefon Diggs and Hopkins. Robinson may discover a deal within the vary of what we noticed Courtland Sutton ($15 million per yr) and Golladay ($18 million per yr) land throughout the previous yr.
10. Jadeveon Clowney, Edge, Cleveland Browns (29)
If it looks like he’s on this checklist yearly, it’s as a result of, properly, he’s on this checklist yearly. Clowney has been on 4 totally different groups previously 4 seasons, and this would be the third consecutive offseason that he’s testing free company. Last offseason Clowney was coming off a season by which he was restricted to eight video games and had no sacks and 6 QB hits. He nonetheless bought a one-year, $8 million deal. Now he’s coming off a yr by which he had 9 sacks and 19 QB hits in 14 video games, whereas finishing fourth in ESPN’s pass rush win rate metric. He may accept one other one-year deal, however Clowney positively set himself up for a pay bump.
11. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Los Angeles Rams (29)
His market is hard to venture, on condition that Beckham suffered a torn ACL within the Super Bowl and underwent surgical procedure in mid-February. Will Beckham nonetheless land a long-term deal, or will he wait to see what his choices are in August or September and signal a one-year contract? After an in-season commerce to the Rams, Beckham confirmed that he may nonetheless play, catching 48 balls for 593 yards in 12 video games.
NA. J.C. Tretter, OC, Cleveland Browns (31)
The Browns launched Tretter to create cap house, and he’ll doubtless be one of the crucial coveted offensive linemen available on the market. Tretter has began 80 video games previously 5 seasons and performed at a excessive degree for a Browns group that has had one of many NFL’s high offensive traces.
15. Stephon Gilmore, CB, Carolina Panthers (32)
If I needed to play a sport tomorrow and wanted a cornerback, Gilmore could be my best choice from this checklist. But it’s quite a bit trickier than that. The Patriots traded Gilmore to the Panthers throughout final season. He appeared in eight video games however performed at the least 60% of the snaps simply thrice. When Gilmore was on the sector, he regarded like his traditional self: a person nook able to offering persistently sticky protection. But 32-year-old corners don’t typically receives a commission huge cash. Gilmore’s market is among the hardest to venture.
21. Eric Fisher, OT, Indianapolis Colts (31)
I’ll repeat myself as soon as once more right here: Left tackles receives a commission! Based purely on efficiency, Fisher must be nowhere close to this spot. But provide and demand matter. Fisher was coming off of an Achilles harm final offseason and signed a one-year, $8.4 million cope with the Colts. He began 15 video games and held up higher as a run blocker than a go blocker, the place he allowed seven sacks and 11 quarterback hits. More half of the NFL’s left tackles (18 to be precise) are making at the least $11 million per yr. Charles Leno’s three-year, $37 million cope with Washington might be an excellent comp for Fisher.
23. Akiem Hicks, DL, Chicago Bears (32)
When he’s on the sector, Hicks has been a persistently disruptive inside defensive lineman who could make performs in opposition to the run and supply go rush. But he has two issues working in opposition to him. One, he’s 32 years outdated. And two, he’s missed 20 video games over the previous three seasons due to accidents. A contending group will doubtless nonetheless discover Hicks engaging, given his manufacturing when wholesome.
NA. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns (29)
25. Trent Brown, OT, New England Patriots (29)
When he was final a free agent in 2019, Brown signed a four-year, $66 million cope with the (then) Oakland Raiders. He performed simply 16 video games in two seasons for the Raiders, who then traded him again to the Patriots. The concern with Brown is sturdiness. He’s performed in simply 14 video games over the previous two seasons. But when he’s on the sector, Brown performs. And he can play left or proper sort out. Given the demand for high quality offensive linemen across the league, Brown ought to discover a market.
28. Bradley Bozeman, G/C, Baltimore Ravens (27)
Bozeman performed left guard in 2019 and 2020 earlier than sliding over to heart in 2021. He’s been a high quality starter and very sturdy with 48 begins over the previous three seasons. Frank Ragnow set the highest of the middle market at $13.5 million per yr. There are presently eight facilities who make $10 million or extra per yr.
35. Derek Barnett, Edge, Philadelphia Eagles (26)
The good with Barnett: He’s younger, he’s been a starter, and he has 76 QB hits in 64 profession video games. The unhealthy: He’s coming off the worst season of his profession by which he had extra roughing the passer penalties (three) than sacks (2.5). Barnett’s profession excessive for sacks is 6.5. He has flashed at instances, however his movie in 2021 was underwhelming. Interested groups can be playing that Barnett’s greatest soccer continues to be forward of him.
36. Donte Jackson, CB, Carolina Panthers (26)
A second-round decide in 2018, Jackson has began 51 video games in 4 NFL seasons. According to PFF, Jackson allowed simply 120 receiving yards on 140 snaps of man protection final season. He’s had an up-and-down profession however is younger and gifted and performs a premium place. Ronald Darby had a considerably comparable profile final offseason and located a three-year, $30 million deal from the Denver Broncos.
39. Jarran Reed, DL, Kansas City Chiefs (29)
He had a contract dispute with the Seahawks final offseason and was launched. Reed ended up signing with the Chiefs on a one-year, $5.5 million deal. He was a 17-game starter and had 2.5 sacks with 12 QB hits. Reed’s pass-rushing manufacturing has fluctuated, however he’s a starting-caliber defensive sort out who ought to get a pay bump from what he made final season.
42. Kyzir White, LB, Los Angeles Chargers (26)
He’s one of many extra intriguing gamers on this group. White had a profession yr in 2021, ending eighth league-wide with 144 tackles. A transformed security, White has a talent set that matches properly within the fashionable NFL. Given how younger he’s, groups in want of linebacker assist may view White as an ascending participant and an interesting possibility.
44. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (25)
He was a free agent final offseason and settled for a one-year, $8 million deal to return to Pittsburgh. Smith-Schuster suffered a shoulder harm and appeared in simply 5 video games, though he returned within the wild-card spherical. It appears unlikely that Smith-Schuster will discover a richer deal than he was provided final offseason, on condition that he had simply 15 catches for 129 yards. But he’s nonetheless simply 25 years outdated and will curiosity groups available in the market for a tricky slot receiver.
46. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (27)
He performed in 11 video games final yr and had 26 catches for 430 yards and three touchdowns. In 2020, Valdes-Scantling had 33 catches for 690 yards and 6 touchdowns. He will curiosity groups seeking to fill a really particular position: field-stretching deep menace. Valdes-Scantling has averaged a league-high 18.5 YPR over the previous three seasons.
48. Casey Hayward, CB, Las Vegas Raiders (33)
If this checklist had been based mostly solely on 2021 efficiency, Hayward could be close to the highest. He performed nice as a 17-game starter for the Raiders. But Hayward hit the market final offseason and needed to accept a one-year, $2.5 million deal. Given that he’s 33 years outdated, he’s doubtless one other one-year deal from a group in want of a short-term repair at nook.
50. Duane Brown, OT, Seattle Seahawks (37)
He’s been remarkably sturdy, having not missed a begin over the previous two seasons. Brown has missed simply 4 video games previously 4 years (all in 2019). He’s clearly previous his prime, however demand all the time outweighs provide for left tackles. Andrew Whitworth bought a two-year, $17 million deal from the Rams on the age of 40 final offseason. That’s most likely the contract to work off of for Brown.
51. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (33)
It’s unclear whether or not he’ll need to hold taking part in someplace with out Tom Brady, however Gronkowski was nonetheless a lot productive final season, ending with 55 catches for 802 yards (seventh amongst tight ends) and 6 touchdowns. And he’s all the time been a superb blocker. He signed a one-year, $8 million deal final offseason and might be in line for one thing comparable if he needs to maintain taking part in.
N/A. Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns (27)
The Browns opted to make use of the franchise tag on David Njoku and release Hooper, according to ESPN. Hooper signed a four-year, $42 million cope with Cleveland in 2020, however his manufacturing dropped of their run-heavy offense. Hooper had 38 catches for 345 yards and three touchdowns final yr. The tight finish market is wild, and the ground to signal Hooper might be round $8 million per yr.
52. Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints (28)
He began seven video games and accomplished 59% of his passes whereas averaging 7.3 YPA. He threw 14 touchdowns with three interceptions. Winston didn’t play in addition to the statistics point out. This can be his third consecutive offseason as a free agent. In 2020, Winston bought a one-year, $1.1 million deal. Last yr, he bought a one-year, $5.5 million deal. It appears unlikely that his market may have modified dramatically after that seven-game stint.
53. Marcus Mariota, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (28)
There’s often a marketplace for bridge quarterbacks — gamers who can begin for a yr whereas groups search for longer-term options. Mariota spent the previous two seasons as Derek Carr’s backup. He might be a horny low-cost possibility for groups that need to draft a quarterback and have the rookie sit a yr.
55. Billy Turner, OG/OT, Green Bay Packers (30)
Turner was a helpful participant for the Packers, having began 43 video games previously three seasons. He noticed time at each offensive line spot aside from heart. That versatility will doubtless be engaging to loads of groups.
57. Gerald Everett, TE, Seattle Seahawks (28)
He hit free company final offseason and signed a one-year, $6 million cope with the Seahawks. Everett set profession highs with 48 catches for 478 yards and 4 touchdowns. He completed sixteenth amongst 41 qualifying tight ends in yards per route run. Everett ought to discover a beginning job on a group in want of a pass-catching tight finish.
59. Will Fuller, WR, Miami Dolphins (28)
He was a free agent final offseason and signed a one-year, $10 million cope with the Dolphins. Injuries restricted Fuller to simply two video games and 4 catches for 26 yards. Durability has been a problem all through his profession as Fuller has performed greater than 11 video games as soon as. And he was suspended in 2020 for violating the league’s performance-enhancing medication coverage. Fuller is a gifted, field-stretching receiver, however he’s doubtless one other one-year deal.
60. Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27)
Top-tier operating backs nonetheless receives a commission, however everybody else on the place has had a tricky time. Where will Fournette land? He was a free agent final offseason and returned to the Bucs on a one-year, $3.25 million deal. But Fournette turned in a robust season, totaling 1,266 yards from scrimmage. Among the 50 backs with at the least 100 carries, he ranked third in success charge, and Fournette averaged a career-best 4.5 YPC. Aaron Jones bought a deal price $12 million per yr from the Packers final offseason, however Chris Carson signed with the Seahawks for $5.2 million per yr. It’s robust to venture the place in that vary Fournette will land.
61. Rasul Douglas, CB, Green Bay Packers (28)
After bouncing round, Douglas discovered a house with the Packers, producing profession highs with 5 interceptions and 13 passes defended in 12 video games. His greatest match could be in a zone-heavy scheme the place Douglas can hold eyes on the quarterback and make performs on the ball. Even although he’s solely 28, Douglas has frolicked on six totally different groups. At this time final yr, he was simply searching for a roster spot. Now Douglas will look to parlay his sturdy 2021 efficiency into a giant payday.
62. Daryl Williams, OT/OG, Buffalo Bills (30)
The Bills signed him to a three-year, $24 million deal final offseason, however Williams didn’t play as properly in 2021, and the group launched him. He has expertise taking part in each proper sort out and guard and will discover a beginning job someplace.
68. Terrell Edmunds, S, Pittsburgh Steelers (25)
He hasn’t lived as much as his draft slot (twenty eighth total decide in 2018), however Edmunds is among the youngest gamers on this checklist, having simply turned 25 in January. And he’s been extremely sturdy, having missed only one sport in 4 seasons. Edmunds is usually a field security, however he logged greater than 250 snaps as each a slot nook and a free security final season. A group may persuade itself that Edmunds’ greatest soccer continues to be forward of him.
69. Jayron Kearse, S, Dallas Cowboys (28)
It’s robust to foretell how the league will view him. Any group may have had Kearse final offseason, and he ended up signing with the Cowboys on a one-year, $1.13 million deal. But he carried out at a excessive degree and regarded like one of many NFL’s most improved gamers. Kearse began 15 video games and completed with 101 tackles. He missed simply 3.9% of his sort out makes an attempt, which was the second-best mark amongst safeties, and Kearse confirmed the flexibility to do loads of various things, together with get after the quarterback. He logged greater than 400 snaps as a field security but in addition performed greater than 150 snaps at slot nook and as a free security. Kearse began simply 12 video games in his first 5 NFL seasons, however groups might be intrigued along with his talent set after the best way he carried out final yr.
70. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Dallas Cowboys (26)
He had an incredible rookie season in 2018 however battled accidents the subsequent two years. The excellent news for Vander Esch is he stayed wholesome for all 17 video games final yr, though he wasn’t a full-time participant (performed 58% of the defensive snaps). He is younger and has spectacular bodily instruments, however groups should do their homework, given the harm historical past.
71. Calais Campbell, DL, Baltimore Ravens (36)
It’s unclear whether or not he’ll need to hold taking part in. Campbell is not the go rusher he was in his prime. He completed final season with 1.5 sacks and 12 QB hits in 15 video games. But he can nonetheless be disruptive in opposition to the run and has the fame of being an all-time locker room man. The Ravens may look to deliver Campbell again on a one-year deal, or he may see if one other contending group is likely to be .
72. Melvin Ingram, Edge, Kansas City Chiefs (33)
He was a free agent final yr however was coming off of an injury-riddled season and needed to accept a one-year, $4 million deal from the Steelers. Pittsburgh traded Ingram to the Chiefs, and he performed properly there in a nine-game stint. He’s clearly within the declining part of his profession (two sacks in his previous 22 video games), however Ingram’s movie is best than his stats. He’s most likely a one-year deal however nonetheless has worth as a rotational edge defender.
73. Ndamukong Suh, DL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (35)
One of essentially the most sturdy gamers of this period, Suh has began 191 of a potential 193 video games throughout his 12-year profession. He had six sacks and 13 QB hits final yr. Suh has signed 4 consecutive one-year offers. He bought $9 million in 2021. Given his age, Suh might need to accept much less this offseason, but when he needs to maintain taking part in, he ought to discover a beginning job.
74. Justin Houston, Edge, Baltimore Ravens (33)
He was a free agent final offseason and needed to accept a one-year, $2.075 million cope with the Ravens. Houston began 15 video games and had 4.5 sacks with 17 QB hits. Given his age, Houston might be one other one-year deal. He’d be a effective short-term resolution for a group in want of edge assist.
75. Jerry Hughes, Edge, Buffalo Bills (34)
His numbers dropped to simply two sacks and 7 QB hits in 2021, however The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia famous that Hughes’ strain numbers had been nonetheless spectacular. Buscaglia known as Hughes the Bills’ greatest defensive finish final yr by a large margin. And he’s been sturdy. Hughes has missed only one sport in 9 seasons with the Bills. He’ll be an possibility for groups searching for a veteran rotational go rusher.
76. Patrick Peterson, CB, Minnesota Vikings (32)
As a free agent final offseason, Peterson signed a one-year, $8 million cope with the Vikings. He’s clearly within the declining part of his profession however nonetheless began 13 video games. Peterson is probably going one other one-year deal this offseason.
NA. Jackrabbit Jenkins, CB, Tennessee Titans (33)
The Titans launched him to clear up cap house. Jenkins began 13 video games for Tennessee after signing a two-year, $15 million deal final offseason. Jenkins is one among quite a lot of older corners doubtless a one-year deal.
77. Joe Haden, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers (33)
He’s one other veteran CB whose greatest days are behind him. Haden began 11 video games final season for the Steelers. He had no interceptions and 6 passes defended. Haden ought to nonetheless discover a beginning spot someplace, however given his age, he’s doubtless a one-year deal.
78. Kyle Fuller, CB, Denver Broncos (30)
It’s robust to know what the league goes to make of Fuller. The Bears launched him earlier than final season, and Denver signed him to a one-year, $9.5 million deal. But Fuller performed poorly and ended up getting benched by Vic Fangio. Fuller might need to accept a one-year deal, however he ought to nonetheless get a chance to begin someplace.
79. Jason Pierre-Paul, Edge, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (33)
He’s had a terrific profession, however Pierre-Paul’s 2021 marketing campaign was underwhelming as he completed with 2.5 sacks and 5 QB hits in 12 video games. In 2020, he regarded like his traditional self with 9.5 sacks and 14 QB hits. Pierre-Paul is one among many veteran go rushers on this class who might be a one-year deal.
81. Steven Nelson, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (29)
The Steelers launched Nelson after the free company interval was properly underway final offseason. He ended up settling for a one-year, $2.5 million cope with the Eagles. Nelson began 16 video games and was stable. He’s a feisty, aggressive outdoors nook who ought to discover a beginning job someplace.
NA. Julio Jones, WR, Tennessee Titans (33)
The Titans traded for Jones final offseason, however he battled accidents, taking part in in 10 video games and totaling 31 catches for 434 yards and one landing. Jones has appeared in simply 19 video games over the previous two seasons. Given the lingering hamstring concern and his age, Jones might need to accept a one-year deal.
82. A.J. Green, WR, Arizona Cardinals (34)
He signed a one-year, $6 million cope with the Cardinals final offseason. Green had an inconsistent yr however completed with 54 catches for 848 yards and three touchdowns. He’s doubtless the same deal this offseason.
83. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, Atlanta Falcons (31)
Patterson’s efficiency was one of many cooler under-the-radar tales of the 2021 season. First-year coach Arthur Smith used him as each a operating again and a large receiver, and Patterson had a profession yr. He totaled 1,166 yards from scrimmage (618 speeding, 548 receiving), which was nearly double his earlier profession excessive (627). And this was his ninth NFL season! There’s a robust chance that one other group pays up for Patterson after which doesn’t know what to do with him. But if paired with a artful offensive schemer, maybe he can ship an encore efficiency.
84. Kyle Van Noy, LB, New England Patriots (31)
Van Noy turns into a free agent for the third consecutive offseason. In 2020, he signed with the Dolphins for $12.75 million per yr, however they launched him after one season. Van Noy rejoined the Patriots final offseason on a two-year, $12 million deal, however they launched him to clear cap house. He performed 81% of the Patriots’ defensive snaps and had 5 sacks to go together with a career-high 10 passes defended. Van Noy will curiosity groups which might be searching for a flexible veteran who can do some little bit of all the pieces.
85. Anthony Barr, LB, Minnesota Vikings (30)
Durability is a priority with Barr as he’s performed in simply 13 video games over the previous two seasons. But when he’s on the sector, Barr has nonetheless been efficient (72 tackles, three interceptions, 2.5 sacks final season). Barr will curiosity groups searching for a short-term repair at linebacker who can do some little bit of all the pieces.
86. Dante Fowler Jr., Edge, Atlanta Falcons (28)
He parlayed an 11.5-sack season in 2019 right into a three-year, $45 million cope with the Falcons. Atlanta restructured his deal final season, paying Fowler $6 million. And then they launched him. Fowler had 7.5 sacks and 16 QB hits in 28 video games with Atlanta. He’ll now doubtless be a part of his fourth totally different group in seven NFL seasons.
87. Arden Key, Edge, San Francisco 49ers (26)
Key had simply three sacks in his first three seasons with the Raiders. But he broke out final yr, setting profession highs with 6.5 sacks and 17 QB hits. Key lined up each as an edge defender and an inside go rusher. Teams should weigh Key’s one yr of manufacturing in opposition to his lackluster first three seasons. But he’s younger sufficient to make the upside intriguing.
89. Quinton Jefferson, DL, Las Vegas Raiders (29)
Jefferson began 17 video games for the Raiders and set profession highs with 4.5 sacks and 16 QB hits. His worth is as an inside go rusher. Jefferson signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal final offseason. He ought to see a pay bump this yr.
90. William Gholston, DL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (31)
He’s coming off of a career-high 4.5 sacks to go together with 11 QB hits. Gholston can line up at defensive finish or defensive sort out, and he has not missed a sport previously 4 seasons.
91. Riley Reiff, OT, Cincinnati Bengals (33)
He signed a one-year, $7.5 million cope with the Bengals final offseason and began 12 video games at proper sort out earlier than struggling an ankle harm. Reiff performed left sort out for the Minnesota Vikings in 2020. He will doubtless discover one other one-year deal much like what he signed final yr.
94. Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers (28)
An ACL harm restricted Tonyan to eight video games (18 catches for 204 yards) final season. But in 2020, he had 52 catches for 586 and 11 touchdowns. He ranks seventeenth amongst tight ends in yards per route run over the previous two seasons. Tonyan ought to curiosity groups available in the market for a pass-catching tight finish.
95. Eddie Goldman, DL, Chicago Bears (28)
NA. Michael Pierce, DT, Minnesota Vikings (29)
The Vikings launched Pierce after they signed Harrison Phillips, so he wasn’t in our preliminary high 150. Minnesota signed Pierce to a three-year, $27 million deal in 2020, however he ended up taking part in simply eight video games for them. Pierce opted out of the 2020 season and missed 9 video games resulting from accidents final yr. In eight begins, he had three sacks, 4 QB hits and 20 tackles. Pierce ought to nonetheless discover a beginning job as a run-stuffing nostril sort out.
97. Derrick Nnadi, DL, Kansas City Chiefs (26)
Nnadi is one other run-stuffing defensive sort out in a category that’s crammed with them. He’s been extraordinarily sturdy, having performed in 64 of a potential 65 video games in 4 seasons (52 begins). Nnadi hasn’t proven a lot pass-rush juice, though he did set profession highs with three sacks and 5 QB hits final yr.
100. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (33)
The Panthers inexplicably gave Newton a $6 million deal in the midst of final season. He accomplished simply 54.8% of his passes, averaged 5.4 YPA and threw 4 touchdowns with 5 interceptions. Newton continued to have worth as a runner (230 yards, 5 touchdowns). He’ll doubtless must resolve whether or not he’s keen to simply accept a backup position at this stage of his profession.
101. Andy Dalton, QB, Chicago Bears (34)
In one of many extra baffling strikes of final offseason, the Bears signed Dalton to a one-year, $10 million deal. He began six video games, accomplished 63.1% of his passes, averaged 6.4 YPA and threw eight touchdowns with 9 interceptions. Top backups receives a commission round $5 million or $6 million per yr. That’s doubtless what Dalton is wanting presently round.
102. Sammy Watkins, WR, Baltimore Ravens (29)
He signed a one-year, $5 million cope with the Ravens final offseason and completed with 27 catches for 394 yards and one landing. Watkins has missed 10 video games over the previous two seasons. He’s doubtless one other one-year deal.
104. Trai Turner, OG, Pittsburgh Steelers (29)
He signed a one-year, $3 million cope with the Steelers final offseason and began all 17 video games. Turner ought to see at the least a modest pay bump this yr and can curiosity groups in want of a starting-caliber proper guard.
NA. Ereck Flowers, OG, Washington Commanders (28)
He’s one other participant that Washington launched. Flowers was a 16-game starter for the Commanders final season and has began 101 video games in his profession. He ought to discover a market amongst groups searching for a reliable starter at left guard.
108. Melvin Gordon, RB, Denver Broncos (29)
When Gordon was final a free agent in 2020, the Broncos gave him a two-year, $16 million deal. He totaled 1,131 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns final season. Gordon averaged 4.5 YPC and and completed twenty first out of 58 backs with a 41.4% success charge. He’ll be one other veteran possibility for RB-needy groups.
110. Dont’a Hightower, LB, New England Patriots (32)
He’s had an unbelievable profession, however at 32, Hightower is a declining participant. He may draw curiosity from groups searching for a downhill thumper in opposition to the run.
112. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills (35)
He signed a one-year, $6 million cope with the Bills final offseason and was productive with 42 catches for 626 yards in 14 video games. It’s unclear whether or not Sanders needs to proceed taking part in. Given his age, he’d doubtless be one other one-year deal.
113. Keelan Cole, WR, New York Jets (29)
He signed a one-year, $5.5 million cope with the Jets final offseason and had 28 catches for 449 yards. The earlier season in Jacksonville, Cole caught 55 balls for 642 yards. He lined up outdoors on roughly 83% of his snaps final season however was within the slot greater than 68% of the time in 2020.
114. Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts (27)
He had simply 38 catches for 384 yards final yr, however from 2019 to 2020, Pascal totaled 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s additionally by no means missed a sport in his NFL profession. Pascal received’t be on the high of followers’ wish lists, however he must be comparatively inexpensive and could be a dependable possibility for groups searching for a veteran who can compete for taking part in time.
115. Germain Ifedi, OG/OT, Chicago Bears (28)
Injuries restricted Ifedi to 9 video games final yr, however he missed simply 4 video games in his first 5 NFL seasons. Ifedi can be a free agent for the third consecutive yr. Last offseason, he returned to the Bears on a one-year, $4.25 million deal. He’s began 83 video games in his profession and has expertise at each guard and sort out.
118. Brandon Shell, OT, Seattle Seahawks (30)
Shell has battled accidents, having missed 12 video games over the previous two seasons. And even when wholesome, he’s been an up-and-down right tackle. Given the league-wide want for tackles, Shell may nonetheless discover a beginning job, however his current historical past suggests he’s unlikely to to be a high quality long-term repair.
119. Jacoby Brissett, QB, Miami Dolphins (29)
He signed a one-year, $5 million cope with the Dolphins final offseason and will discover one thing comparable this time round. Brissett is a effective backup possibility. The Dolphins went 2-3 within the 5 video games that he began final season.
121. Sheldon Richardson, DL, Minnesota Vikings (31)
The Browns launched Richardson in April, and he caught on with the Vikings on a one-year, $3.6 million deal. Richardson had 2.5 sacks and 13 QB hits. He has not missed a sport within the final 4 years. Richardson will curiosity groups available in the market for some inside go rush.
122. Lorenzo Carter, Edge, New York Giants (26)
Coming off of an harm, he completed final season sturdy with 5 sacks within the final 4 video games. Carter has 14.5 profession sacks in 49 video games. Teams may take a look at him as a rotational go rusher or somebody who can compete for a beginning job.
NA. Matthew Ioannidis, DL, Washington Commanders (28)
He signed a three-year, $21.75 million extension with Washington in 2019 but is now being released. Ioannidis performed 59% of the snaps final yr and had 2.5 sacks and 11 QB hits. There appears to all the time be a marketplace for inside go rushers, and Ioannidis is simply 28 years outdated.
124. Solomon Thomas, DL, Las Vegas Raiders (27)
The third total decide in 2017, Thomas bought a change of surroundings, signing with the Raiders on a one-year, $3.25 million deal final offseason. He had his best yr with 3.5 sacks and 12 QB hits whereas taking part in 48% of the snaps. Given how younger Thomas nonetheless is, he ought to at the least see a modest bump from final yr’s wage.
125. Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets (29)
Crowder had 51 catches for 447 yards final season, averaging a career-low 8.8 YPR. He missed 5 video games in 2021 and has missed 16 over the previous 4 seasons. Crowder by no means bought constant quarterback play throughout his three-year run with the Jets. He’ll curiosity groups who’re available in the market for a veteran slot receiver.
126. Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (28)
Pringle performed 49% of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps final yr and set profession highs with 42 catches for 568 yards and 5 touchdowns. It appears unlikely that Pringle would go away Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid and see an uptick in manufacturing, however he ought to have the ability to compete for taking part in time someplace.
127. Ronnie Harrison, S, Cleveland Browns (25)
He’s missed 10 video games over the previous two seasons however was a 40-game starter on his rookie contract. The Jaguars initially drafted Harrison within the third spherical of the 2018 draft after which traded him to Cleveland earlier than the 2020 season. He began 11 video games final season and logged over 100 snaps within the field, as a slot nook and as a free security.
128. Anthony Harris, S, Philadelphia Eagles (30)
The Vikings used the franchise tag on Harris in 2020. Last offseason, he signed with the Eagles on a one-year, $4 million deal. Harris is a reliable starter whose energy is taking part in free security.
131. Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, New England Patriots (26)
He’s began 29 video games over the previous two seasons, together with 16 in 2021. Bentley’s 108 tackles final season had been tied for thirtieth league-wide. He’s a downhill thumper who can assist groups that want to enhance their run protection.
133. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks (26)
It went largely unnoticed, however Penny was top-of-the-line backs within the NFL down the stretch final season. From Weeks 13 to 17, he totaled 516 yards, which was second solely to Jonathan Taylor. And Penny averaged 6.3 YPC on 119 rushes total. Ready for a shocking stat? In the final 10 years, there have been 454 operating again seasons with at the least 100 carries. Among that pattern, Penny’s 2021 ranks first when it comes to YPC. Penny, the twenty seventh total decide in 2018, regarded like a bust by means of his first three seasons. We’re speaking a few small pattern in 2021. And he’s appeared in solely 37 video games in 4 seasons. But it will likely be fascinating to see how his market shapes up.
NA. Trey Flowers, Edge, Detroit Lions (29)
The Lions signed him to a giant deal in 2019 however launched him this offseason. Flowers battled accidents the final two seasons, showing in simply 14 video games and totaling 3.5 sacks and 6 QB hits. A group in want of go rush assist may take a “buy low” flier on Flowers.
NA. Landon Collins, S/LB, Washington Commanders (28)
He signed a giant six-year, $84 million cope with Washington in 2019 however has battled accidents and missed 13 video games over the previous two years. The Commanders moved him to linebacker throughout final season, and that place swap may stick at Collins’ subsequent cease.
135. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers (27)
He was a free agent final offseason and signed a one-year, $4 million cope with the Seahawks. Seattle then traded him to Pittsburgh, the place Witherspoon performed 57% of the snaps in 9 video games. He might be one other one-year deal on a group that’s searching for an out of doors nook.
137. Jared Cook, TE, Los Angeles Chargers (35)
His profession is winding down, however Cook nonetheless had 48 catches for 564 yards and 4 touchdowns final season. He signed a one-year, $4.5 million cope with the Chargers final offseason and can doubtless be searching for one thing comparable this yr.
138. Patrick Ricard, FB, Baltimore Ravens (28)
No free company checklist could be full with out at the least one fullback. Ricard performed a profession excessive 57% of the snaps final yr and made the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive season. When Ricard final bought a contract extension, it was for $3.65 million per yr. Kyle Juszczyk set the highest of the fullback market at $5.4 million per yr.
140. Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB, Houston Texans (28)
He bought a chance to be a full-time participant for the primary time in his profession and produced blended outcomes. Grugier-Hill completed with a career-high 108 tackles. He had 13 tackles for loss, two pressured fumbles and an interception. Grugier-Hill can be a free agent for the third consecutive offseason. Last yr, he bought a one-year, $2.5 million deal. He’ll hope for a bump this time round.
141. Bryce Callahan, CB, Denver Broncos (30)
He’s been an excellent slot nook, however Callahan has a pair issues working in opposition to him. One, he’s performed greater than 12 video games simply as soon as in his profession and missed six video games final season. And two, he turns 31 in October. Callahan can be an possibility for groups which might be searching for a short-term repair and are keen to miss the sturdiness issues.
142. P.J. Williams, CB, New Orleans Saints (29)
Williams’ worth is in his versatility. He logged greater than 150 snaps as each a slot nook and a free security final season and is able to taking part in everywhere in the secondary. As a free agent final offseason, Williams settled for a one-year, $2.3 million deal to return to the Saints.
144. Eli Apple, CB, Cincinnati Bengals (27)
He had the perfect yr of his profession in 2021 and has began 63 video games in six seasons. But Apple has bounced round to 4 groups since being drafted in 2016. He signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal as a free agent final offseason.
146. Kevin King, CB, Green Bay Packers (27)
He was a free agent final offseason and bought a one-year, $5 million deal to return to Green Bay. But King began simply six video games and performed 48% of the snaps. Given how younger he’s, a group may view King as a “change of scenery” candidate, and he may compete for taking part in time someplace.
NA. Carl Nassib, edge, Las Vegas Raiders (29)
He’s one other participant who was not on our authentic top-150 but then got released. Nassib signed a three-year, $25 million cope with the Raiders in 2020. His taking part in time dipped final yr, and he missed 4 video games, ending with 1.5 sacks and 4 QB hits. Nassib ought to discover a position as a rotational defensive finish.
150. DeShon Elliott, S, Baltimore Ravens (25)
Injuries have been a serious concern for Elliott, who has appeared in 28 video games over the primary 4 seasons of his profession. He’s performed greater than six video games simply as soon as and is coming off of a biceps/pectoral harm from final season. When wholesome, Elliott has regarded like a high quality starter. He’s doubtless a one-year, prove-it deal.
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