Free agent rankings

When free agency begins, the Eagles are likely to be looking for a running back and defensive end, among other areas of need.

Here are our rankings of the top players expected to be available at those positions, both as unrestricted and restricted free agents:

RUNNING BACKS

Unrestricted

1. Thomas Jones, Jets
2. Chester Taylor, Vikings
3. Willie Parker, Steelers
4. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers
5. Brian Westbrook, Eagles

Restricted

1. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins
2. Darren Sproles, Chargers
3. Jerome Harrison, Browns
4. Mike Bell, Saints
5. Jerious Norwood, Falcons

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Unrestricted

1. Julius Peppers, Panthers
2. Aaron Kampman, Packers
3. Tyler Brayton, Panthers
4. Adewale Ogunleye, Bears
5. Kyle Vanden Bosch, Titans

Restricted

1. Marcus Spears, Cowboys
2. Ray Edwards, Vikings
3. Stephen Bowen, Cowboys
4. Jason Hunter, Lions
5. Mark Anderson, Bears

Look for Domo's full position-by-position rankings in Thursday's Daily News

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