The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the 2015 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported.
11. Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds. (Announced his retirement.)
45. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham.
53. Dolphins tight end Charles Clay. (Signed offer sheet with Buffalo; Miami did not match.)
64. Bills safety Da’Norris Searcy. (Signed four-year deal with Tennessee.)
66. Bills inside linebacker Brandon Spikes.
79. Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison. (RFA — signing deadline has passed)
82. Rams offensive tackle Joe Barksdale.
83. Titans quarterback Jake Locker. (Announced retirement.)
98. Browns safety Tashaun Gipson. (RFA — signing deadline has passed.)
99. Ex-Buccaneers offensive tackle Anthony Collins.
100. Ex-Jaguars defensive lineman Red Bryant.
101. Ex-Falcons offensive guard Justin Blalock.
117. Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond. (Reached deal with Philadelphia.)
118. Seahawks linebacker O’Brien Schofield. (Reached deal with Atlanta.)
120. Jets running back Chris Johnson.
Note: Players were considered basis of these criteria, among others: age, availability, injury history, past production, playmaking ability, position value and potential.