Times are tough for unemployed NFL vets


Each of the NFL’s 32 teams has 90 roster spots at the moment, and most teams have filled that allotment in this short window before the start of training camp.

So basically, if you’re any good, or have a realistic chance at making a 53-man roster in the fall, you’re somewhere already.

There are, however, a few guys on the street who could help some teams, at some point this season. Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com lists the top 10 available guys, with the reasons they’re still out there.

Of the lot of them, the one that may make the least sense that he’s not on a team is running back Cedric Benson.

The Raiders have been reported to be interested, and that seems like a fit for a team that needs a steady fallback plan for Darren McFadden.

Otherwise, a lot of the guys looking for work are coming off injuries (Andre Carter, Max Starks, Braylon Edwards, Jim Leonhard), meaning teams will be extremely cautious when checking them out before camp.

This is the buyer-beware time of year, as there’s a reason these guys have gone this long without employment.