Plenty of big names still left on unrestricted market

T. Owens.jpgThe NFL offseason has basically hit pause until the NFL Draft.  The restricted free agent hasn’t developed, and the unrestricted free agents still let probably have to wait until May to get a job.

There are many big names still available, but they are all well past their prime. 

Here’s an incomplete look at some of the notable players still looking for a job at each position.

Wide receivers: Terrell Owens, Kevin Curtis, Laveranues Coles, Torry Holt, Javon Walker

Running backs: Brian Westbrook, Ladell Betts, Jamal Lewis, Justin
Fargas,

Quarterback: Marc Bulger  (I could list Chris Simms and Josh McCown but .
. . eh.)

Tight ends: Randy McMichael, L.J. Smith

Offensive line: Flozell Adams, Shawn Andrews, Chester Pitts, Kevin Mawae

Defensive line: Leonard Little, Cornelius Griffin, Charles Grant, Derrick Burgess

Linebacker: Jason Taylor, Keith Bulluck, Akin Ayodele, Antonio Pierce

Cornerback: Lito Sheppard, Nick Harper, Fred Smoot

Safety: Darren Sharper, Ken Hamlin, Gibril Wilson, Jermaine Phillips

43 responses to “Plenty of big names still left on unrestricted market

  1. they are all there because they cant help anyone and wont compete for a starting role….its a bunch of back ups

  2. “(I could list Chris Simms and Josh McCown but . . . eh.)”
    They are only free agents until Gruden comes back.

  3. If you weren’t going to post players such as McCown and Simms, why bother posting L.J. Smith, he’s a scrub too!

  4. Benjamin C Klein hit the nail on the head. These are your brand name guys if you will but far from talented/good players or not what they used to be. We fall in love with the “brand name” guys too often.

  5. No real starters here. I’m a little surprised Fargas is still available…a good reliable #2 back for just about anyone. Gibril Wilson is a solid, starting caliber FS. His numbers have been solid during his last few seasons, as he tends to be a productive player who has been stuck on mediocre defenses. Nobody else really stands out to me.

  6. What about Darren Sharper, I dont see his name up there with the other safeties. He can put all 3 of those bums in his back pocket. Sharper is the man, Dallas needs to pick this guy up to take Hamlin’s place. I know hes still got at least 2 solid years left in him.

  7. I think the Steelers should sign Smoot. He would fit in well on that roster full of felons and shifty characters. And with the 3 polluted rivers, he can organize many team building exercises on the water. Big Rapist might not even have to rape with the women that Smoot can recruit.

  8. “I could list Chris Simms and Josh McCown but . . . eh.”
    Why not? You listed Shawn Andrews lol!

  9. t . o. to the bucs, you heard it here first. glazers need to sell tickets, what better way to fill the stands and sell some jerseys then bring him in .

  10. I agree with Iggles Fan.
    All those guys on one team would at least go .500 or better. A lot of those guys have at least 2 yrs. left in their career.
    This statement is for REAL football fans not the guys who focus on players personal life or worry about whether you “like” them or not.

  11. If Smoot is a big name, its only because he was captain of the famous Love Boat Cruise. Now he just sucks, he sucked worse when he played for the Vikings but you could say that about just anybody that used to play for the Queens and later escaped Mpls.

  12. Torry Holt, Justin Fargas, Chester Pitts, Cornelius Griffin, Lito Sheppard, Nick Harper, Fred Smoot, Darren sharper…
    All of these players should be on the texans radar as far as i’m concerned. Most of them are good vet’s which the texans need desperately.. Plus most of them would have the chance to start..

  13. No one wants to give up draft picks to sign these guys. Under current rules eventhough they’re “unrestricted” I believe the team they were on still gets tendered with a draft pick.
    Most of these guys will be signed after the draft

  14. Mr. Pantherfan10, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listening to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  15. Here’s the list, with the age they’ll be by the end of the season. I wonder if these guys have anything in common.
    WR: Owens (37), Curtis (32), Coles (33), Holt (34), Walker (32)
    RB: Westbrook (31), Betts (31), Lewis (31), Fargas (30)
    QB: Bulger (33)
    TE: McMichael (31), Smith (30)
    OL: Adams (35), Andrews (28), Pitts (31), Mawae (39)
    DL: Little (36), Griffin (34), Grant (32), Burgess (32)
    LB: Taylor (36), Bulluck (33), Ayodele (31), Pierce (32)
    CB: Sheppard (29), Harper (36), Smoot (31)
    S: Sharper (35), Hamlin (29), Wilson (29), Phillips (31)
    Hmmmmm. Anyone see any trends here?

  16. The Vikings could really use a couple of those guys, regardless of former level of play…
    Gibril Wilson…Pitts, Grant.

  17. MagicMan407 says: April 11, 2010 9:28 PM
    Mr. Pantherfan10, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listening to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    Billy Madison anyone? Not very original on your part.

  18. Florio,
    did you pay GETTY IMAGES for that photo of TO?
    If yes, i will never log on to this website again – complete BS – come clean Florio. Did you support this liberal organization?

  19. How many geniuses do we have to read they were at one time or another an EAGLE. Sadly too many. DDDuuuuhhhh see if I can read. Oh no one has posted they were from Philly. Two things about this iist. 1) Most are well past their prime or 2) they want way to much money than they are worth. Hint to T.O. drop your asking price and you might have a job this fall.

  20. MagicMan407, every one is dumber for having to listen to pantherfan10, you hear them voices also, Damn they just wont go away, I did not listen to him, I just read his comment, but the voices just wont go away, I tell them to stop, but they wont

  21. Funny….last year the Chargers wanted Jermaine Phillips more than Kevin Burnett, but Phillips opted to stay in Tampa. Now, no one will touch Phillips with a 10 meter cattle prod.

  22. This isn’t a bad list for a playoff contender seeking a short term fix on the o-line. Denver and San Francisco should be looking hard at Adams and Mawae.
    Little and Burgess can still rush the passer. Hell, Burgess had five sacks playing out of position and part-time.
    And Sharper was terrific last year…nine ints and smart, tough play. The Saints would not have beaten either Minnesota or Indy without Sharper. Whoever signs him will improve their secondary, at least for one year.
    A healthy Westbrook would give the Colts the elusive back they need. He averaged 4.5 yards a carry last year (to McCoy’s 4.1), so unlike Tomlinson he may actually have something left.

  23. Notable, yes. However, not all of them are notable for being good football players. For instance, L.J. Smith is notable for batting down passes, running 9 yard routs on 3rd & 10, and for running routs directly behind linebackers.
    He is certainly notable, and his notable playing is why he’s not on a team.

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