Free agent chase, the defense

Following up on our earlier post about the top offensive players available in free agency, here is a list of the top players on defense, in alphabetical order by position. The free agency signing period begins Feb. 27.

Defensive Lineman

Jonathan Babineaux,Atlanta Falcons
Rocky Bernard, Seattle Seahawks
Bertrand Berry, Arizona Cardinals
Kevin Carter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Canty, Dallas Cowboys
Shaun Cody, Detroit Lions
Jovan Haye, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee Titans
Tank Johnson, Dallas Cowboys
Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens
John Thornton, Cincinnati Bengals
Marcus Tubbs, Seattle Seahawks


Eric Barton, New York Jets
Jordan Beck, Denver Broncos
Monty Beisel, Arizona Cardinals
Michael Boley, Atlanta Falcons
Angelo Crowell, Buffalo Bills
Channing Crowder, Miami Dolphins
Karlos Dansby, Arizona Cardinals
James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tyjuan Hagler, Indianapolis Colts
Leroy Hill, Seattle Sehawks
Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
Willie McGinest, Cleveland Browns
Mike Peterson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Carlos Polk, San Diego Chargers
Bart Scott, Baltimore Ravens
Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints
Sam Williams, Oakland Raiders

Defensive Backs

Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders
Oshiomogho Atogwe, St Louis Rams
Tyron Brackenridge, Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Brown, Chicago Bears
Phillip Buchanon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Gamble, Carolina Panthers
Jabari Greer, Buffalo Bills
Rodney Harrison, New England Patriots
Kelvin Hayden, Indianapolis Colts
Renaldo Hill, Miami Dolphins
Daven Holly, Cleveland Browns
Sean Jones, Cleveland Browns
Dawan Landry, Baltimore Ravens
Bryant McFadden, Pittsburgh Steelers
R.W. McQuarters, New York Giants
Justin Miller, New York Jets
Lawyer Milloy, Atlanta Falcons
Deltha O'Neal, Cincinnati Bengals
Jarrad Page, Kansas City Chiefs
Jermaine Phillips, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dunta Robinson, Houston Texans
Allen Rossum, San Francisco 49ers