39 of the Top 100 free agents remain available

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Free agency moved faster than ever in the NFL this year, but there are still plenty of good players available.

In our Free Agent Top 100, 39 players remain available as of Thursday morning.

Most of the top players have either been franchised or have signed: The top two available players are former Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby at No. 18 and former Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh at No. 23.

Other well-known players still on the market include receiver Golden Tate, defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, defensive end Bruce Irvin, linebacker Justin Houston, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix linebacker, Clay Matthews, receiver Randall Cobb and kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

39 responses to “39 of the Top 100 free agents remain available

  1. I want Gostkowski in Minnesota. I can’t believe he is not signed somewhere yet.

  2. Some of these unsigned free agents may have to lower their asking price. They are good but not spectacular players and the main reason to avoid them is the cost.

  3. Remaining players are either:

    – over the age of 28
    – Coming off a serious injury
    – Lucky that someone at PFT thinks they should be on the top 100 list (Cobb & Clinton-Dix)

    Market will crush most of these players expectations.

    Tate might be the best bargain in FA when all is said and done.

  4. If Ha Ha went by Bob Smith maybe then people would realize the dude is just a Safety who avoids contact, takes THE WORST angles, and is constantly out of position. There is NO WAY he is a Top 100 FA.

  5. Justin Houston needs to figure out he’s not getting 15 million a year, he’s already been paid the same could be said for all these guys looking for a second huge contract not gonna happen.

  6. Clay Matthews was a superb pass rusher five years ago, but he had just 3.5 sacks last season and was a liability against the run. His appearance on your Top 100 list indicates that it was compiled based on marquee value rather than current reality. Yes, Matthews is Aaron Rodger’s sidekick in nationally televised commercials, but at this stage of his football career he is just another guy with salon quality hair. Matthews seems destined for Oakland because based on Gruden’s free agent signings last year Clay meets the essential criterion: he is so far over-the-hill that he would need a telescope just to see the hill.

  7. Tate could end up in NE if BB’s probable trade for a veteran WR does not happen.

    Gostkowski is unfortunately probably coming back. BB loves the guy, but he’s missed so many key kicks in recent years, the trend is alarming.

  8. The market on some of these guys will come down.

    And Bellicheck is a bargain shopper.

    Some New England fans are freaking out but he knows what he’s doing.

  9. Don’t know why Gostkowski hasn’t resigned in NE.

    Maybe he is looking for one final shot at a big payday.

  10. I would’ve liked to seen the Eagles keep Golden Tate and opt out of Agholor’s final year. I love Agholor and what he did for us in the Super Bowl, but 9 million guaranteed is way too much for a 4th receiving option (behind Ertz,Jeffrey,Jackson). Tate is a true slot receiver. Still one of the best in the NFL at what he does. Agholor is a hybrid who is decent on the outside and decent in the slot. 9 million is too much for “decent”.

  11. PAUL SOUSA says:
    March 14, 2019 at 8:36 am
    Don’t know why Gostkowski hasn’t resigned in NE.

    Maybe he is looking for one final shot at a big payday.

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    Pats are giving him a chance to test the waters for that shot. They will give him decent money but not an overpay. If another team is going to overpay then they will wish him the best and be happy for him. And if not he will be a more content player making what he does.

    They do this often with guys.

  12. All I wanted was a starting O-line player for the Vikings. One. And one in the draft. I’m not saying I’m necessarily unhappy with paying Barr (below market value?), but an O-lineman was kind of a higher need. Kind of.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 8:30 am
    Tate could end up in NE if BB’s probable trade for a veteran WR does not happen.

    Gostkowski is unfortunately probably coming back. BB loves the guy, but he’s missed so many key kicks in recent years, the trend is alarming.

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    While I do miss the days when he was 100% automatic on pretty much everything, he is still one of the most reliable kickers in the league. It was nice the days we never had to worry about it, but dont over react to having to worry just a little. With most kickers you would have to worry a ton more.

  14. Where Tate and Gostkowski end up intrigues me most. I am curious as to where Bortles will end up now too.

    I think Tate offers a pretty good WR presence for a team that needs depth and experience. I was kind of surprised he ended up out of Philly.

  15. I’ve been saying Cobb and Matthew’s will go to NE if they sit on the market long enough. BB will get them on the cheap and continue to do what he does.

  16. Free agency is expensive to teams. The challenge is always where and when can you upgrade your team without creating cap and team chemistry issues. No, every UFA is not going to get paid.

  17. Ha Ha Clinton Dix is only highly regarded due to his funny name
    Justin Houston needs to realize he isn’t getting anywhere near the $15-$18mil he wants
    Ronald Darby, Holy injury bug. dislocated ankle one year, blown knee another. CAUTION
    SUH, while some players enlist the likes of T.O. as mentors, Suh’s mentor is Warren Buffet.
    Gostkowski, I would hate it if my team gave linebacker money to a kicker.

  18. Free Agency often enough is nothing but fools gold.
    When your locker room has a revolving door of egos, your team is in serious trouble.
    Using it to plug a hole here or there is fine, but trying to retool your team with it is a joke.
    There is no substitute for drafting and developing your own guys, your own way.

    This year’s free agent list is littered with guys who’d just signed big deals a year or two ago.
    And I’m sure this pattern will continue to repeat itself.

  19. “I think Tate offers a pretty good WR presence for a team that needs depth and experience. I was kind of surprised he ended up out of Philly.”

    I think Tate falls into that category of FA WR that is good, but will command too much on the open market. FA WR is always bloated and the elite guys and lower tier guys get paid, sometimes the good WRs in the middle are commanding too much early and have to wait until the market eases.

  20. I think it’s every GMs dream to draft and develop your own but reality is you have to be a active participant in the FA derby every year, GMs are getting smarter at designing contracts that they can unload after 1-2 years. thus , you have this list every year. At the same time you have players trying to grab that forever money and are pricing themselves out of consideration.

  21. conormacleod says:
    March 14, 2019 at 9:00 am
    All I wanted was a starting O-line player for the Vikings. One. And one in the draft. I’m not saying I’m necessarily unhappy with paying Barr (below market value?), but an O-lineman was kind of a higher need. Kind of.
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    Vikings don’t want to overpay any of the vet lineman out there just to end up with another Remmers. Draft is the way to go to improve the line. Though, I would keep an eye out for an upcoming trade by the Vikings, either Trae Waynes or Everson Griffen for either a safety or lineman.

    Funny thing, Gostkowski is the best remaining free agent lol.

  22. Chris Hogan isn’t even in the PFT top 100? That’s strange. Maybe I’m biased and only remember his playoff game vs the Steelers.

  23. Packer fans are realizing years after the rest of us….that Claymaker isn’t a god!
    He was a long-haired marketing wizard and sometimes actor.
    His football abilities were pure myth.

  24. Sounds to me like NFL owners have been monitoring MLB owners in regards to signing Free Agents!! No rush to pay all players lots of money.

  25. your6ringsaremeaninglessnow says:
    March 14, 2019 at 6:46 am
    Remaining players are either:

    – over the age of 28

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    So the “put them out to pasture” age has been dropped from 30 to 28 now?

    Some of you people crack me up!!! 🤣

  26. I’d like to see Tate end up in Dallas at less than what the Bills paid for Beasley. Tate in the slot with Coop and Gallup on the outside would be formidable, especially if new OC opens things up a bit.

  27. Teams are realizing that overpaying in FA is not worth it when you can lock a rookie into a multiyear low price deal and do just fine.

  28. I wonder when Justin Houston realizes that he isn’t going to continue to get overpaid if the Chiefs could make him an offer of $7 million a year (just like Suggs got from Arizona) and he could resign with the Chiefs.

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