So, just who might be available you ask? Well, the NFL released a loooonng list of free agents in the various classifications at 6 o'clock last night.
Here is what it looks like (with help from the Associated Press). Now, we all have a better sense of just what a frenzy this will be with training camp already upon us.
Players with three or more accrued seasons have been designated as franchise players. The old club has a right of first refusal to the players listed below and compensation of two No. 1 draft choices:
CLEVELAND — Phil Dawson, K
KANSAS CITY — Tamba Hali, LB
NEW ENGLAND — Logan Mankins, G
SAN DIEGO — Vincent Jackson, WR
In order to submit an offer sheet, a new club must have available the required choices, defined as its own or better choices in the first round in the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts. Offer sheets may be submitted to an old club until 4 p.m. EDT on the
Tuesday following the 10th regular season weekend.
Right of First Refusal
Players with four or more accrued seasons who negotiated rights of first refusal with their old clubs:
KANSAS CITY — Kevin Curtis, WR
Restricted Free Agents
Restricted free agents who received qualifying offers from their old clubs and are subject to the first refusal/compensation system of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The old club has a right of first refusal to all players listed.
Compensation (round) is listed on right. ROFR-right of first refusal (if the old club simply has a right of first refusal but is not entitled to any compensation):
ARIZONA — Early Doucet, WR, 3rd; Tim Hightower, RB, 2nd; Brandon Keith, OT, 2nd
ATLANTA — Brent Grimes, DB, 1st; Eric Weems, WR, 2nd
BALTIMORE — Oniel Cousins, T, 3rd; Tavares Gooden, LB, 3rd; Jameel McClain, LB, 2nd; Haruki Nakamura, DB, 6th; Jalen Parmele, RB, 6th; Marcus Smith, WR, 4th; Kelly Talavou, NT, ROFR; Tom Zbikowski, DB, 3rd
BUFFALO — Scott Chandler, TE, 4th
CAROLINA — David Clowney, WR, 5th; J.J. Jansen, LS, ROFR; Jordan Senn, LB, ROFR
CHICAGO — Caleb Hanie, QB, ROFR
CINCINNATI — Kyle Cook, C, 2nd; Nate Livings, G, ROFR; Jordan Palmer, QB, 6th; Dennis Roland, T, ROFR
CLEVELAND — Evan Moore, TE, 2nd
DALLAS — Alan Ball, DB, 7th
DENVER — Matt Prater, K, 2nd; Wesley Woodyard, LB, 2nd
DETROIT — Cliff Avril, DE, 1st; Jerome Felton, RB, 5th; Andre Fluellen, DT, 3rd
HOUSTON — Mike Brisiel, G, 2nd
INDIANAPOLIS — Eric Foster, DE, 2nd
KANSAS CITY — Brandon Carr, DB, 1st; Mike Cox, RB, ROFR; Wallace Gilberry, DE, 2nd; Barry Richardson, T, 2nd
MIAMI — Nate Garner, T, 2nd
MINNESOTA — Husain Abdullah, DB, 2nd; Erin Henderson, LB, ROFR
NEW ENGLAND — BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, 2nd
NEW ORLEANS — Carl Nicks, G, 1st
N.Y. JETS — Robert Turner, C, ROFR
OAKLAND — Michael Bush, RB, 1st
PITTSBURGH — Dennis Dixon, QB, 5th; Tony Hills, T, 4th
ST. LOUIS — Chris Chamberlain, LB, 7th; Renardo Foster, T, ROFR; John Greco, G, 3rd; David Vobora, LB, 7th
SAN DIEGO — Antwan Applewhite, LB, 2nd; Mike Tolbert, RB, 2nd
SEATTLE — Tyler Polumbus, T, ROFR
TAMPA BAY — Connor Barth, K, 2nd; James Lee, T, 2nd; Corey Lynch, DB, 6th; Elbert Mack, DB, ROFR; Frank Okam, NT, 5th; Micheal Spurlock, WR, ROFR
TENNESSEE — Patrick Bailey, LB, ROFR; Mike Otto, T, 7th; Tim Shaw, LB, 5th
In order to submit an offer sheet, a new club must have available the required choice, defined as its own or better choice in the applicable rounds, in the 2012 NFL draft. Offer sheets may be submitted to an old club until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Aug. 20.
Unrestricted Free Agents (Four or more seasons)
Players in this category may be signed by any club in the league until 4 p.m. EDT on Sept. 3 with no rights of any character held by the old club:
ARIZONA — Hamza Abdullah, DB; D'Anthony Batiste, OT; Alan Branch, DT; Steve Breaston, WR; Ben Claxton, C; Alan Faneca, G; Ben Graham, P; Deuce Lutui, G; Trumaine McBride, DB; Ben Patrick, TE; Bryan Robinson, NT; Lyle Sendlein, C; Stephen Spach, TE;
Matt Ware, DB; Gabe Watson, NT; Jason Wright, RB.
ATLANTA — Justin Blalock, G; Matt Bryant, K; Tyson Clabo, OT; Harvey Dahl, G; Brian Finneran, WR; Thomas Johnson, NT; Michael Koenen, P; Stephen Nicholas, LB; Jerious Norwood, RB; Mike Peterson, LB; Jason Snelling, RB; Brian Williams, DB.
BALTIMORE — Marc Bulger, QB; Prescott Burgess, LB; Chris Carr, DB; Chris Chester, G; Jared Gaither, OT; Kevin Houser, LS; T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR; Dawan Landry, DB; Le'Ron McClain, RB; Tony Moll, OT; Donte' Stallworth, WR; Fabian Washington, DB; Josh
Wilson, DB; Marshal Yanda, G.
BUFFALO — Akin Ayodele, LB; Keith Ellison, LB; Drayton Florence, DB; John McCargo, DE; Paul Posluszny, LB; Donte Whitner, DB; Ashton Youboty, DB.
CAROLINA — Gerald Alexander, DB; James Anderson, LB; Abdul Hodge, LB; Marcus Hudson, DB; Charles Johnson, DE; Jeff King, TE; Derek Landri, DT; Rhys Lloyd, K; Richard Marshall, DB; Matt Moore, QB; Chris Morris, C; Rob Petitti, OT; Dante Rosario, TE;
Brian St. Pierre, QB; DeAngelo Williams, RB; Jamar Williams, LB; C.J. Wilson, DB.
CHICAGO — Anthony Adams, NT; Josh Bullocks, DB; Desmond Clark, TE; Todd Collins, QB; Rashied Davis, WR; Corey Graham, DB; Brian Iwuh, LB; Olin Kreutz, C; Danieal Manning, DB Abilene; Brad Maynard, P; Nick Roach, LB; Pisa Tinoisamoa, LB; Rod Wilson,
LB; Garrett Wolfe, RB.
CINCINNATI — Cedric Benson, RB; Kirk Chambers, OT; Jonathan Fanene, DE; Brandon Johnson, LB; Dhani Jones, LB; Johnathan Joseph, DB; Reggie Kelly, TE; Brian Leonard, RB; Evan Mathis, G; Chinedum Ndukwe, DB; Terrell Owens, WR; Keiwan Ratliff, DB; Roy
Williams, DB; Gibril Wilson, DB.
CLEVELAND — Mike Bell, RB; Abram Elam, DB; Greg Estandia, TE; Jayme Mitchell, DE; Sabby Piscitelli, DB; Derreck Robinson, DE; Matt Roth, LB; Robaire Smith, DE; Nick Sorensen, DB; Chansi Stuckey, WR; Jason Trusnik, LB; Lawrence Vickers, RB; Floyd
Womack, G; Eric Wright, DB; Billy Yates, G.
DALLAS — Alex Barron, OT; Stephen Bowen, DE; Doug Free, OT; Jason Hatcher, DE; Sam Hurd, WR; Kyle Kosier, G; Gerald Sensabaugh, DB; Marcus Spears, DE; Leon Williams, LB.
DENVER — Kyle Eckel, RB; Ronald Fields, NT; Ryan Harris, OT; Laurence Maroney, RB; Marcus Thomas, DE.
DETROIT — C.C. Brown, DB; Bobby Carpenter, LB; Vinny Ciurciu, LB; Brian Clark, WR; Jared DeVries, DE; Dylan Gandy, C; Tye Hill, DB; Chris Houston, DB; Landon Johnson, LB; Turk McBride, DE; Brandon McDonald, DB; Dave Rayner, K; Drew Stanton, QB; John
GREEN BAY — Atari Bigby, DB; Daryn Colledge, G; Mason Crosby, K; Korey Hall, RB; Brandon Jackson, RB; Cullen Jenkins, DE; James Jones, WR; John Kuhn, RB; Anthony Smith, DB; Jason Spitz, C; Matt Wilhelm, LB.
HOUSTON — Mark Anderson, DE; Kevin Bentley, LB; Tim Bulman, DE; Rashad Butler, OT; Zach Diles, LB; Jarvis Green, DE; Jacoby Jones, WR Lane Vonta Leach, RB; Matt Leinart, QB; Damione Lewis, DT; Karl Paymah, DB; Bernard Pollard, DB; Kasey Studdard, G;
Matt Turk, P.
INDIANAPOLIS — Joseph Addai, RB; Melvin Bullitt, DB; Keyunta Dawson, DE; Aaron Francisco, DB; Tyjuan Hagler, LB; Ken Hamlin, DB; Antonio Johnson, DT; Charlie Johnson, OT; Daniel Muir, DT; Dominic Rhodes, RB; Clint Session, LB; Adam Vinatieri, K.
JACKSONVILLE — Todd Bouman, QB; Sean Considine, DB; Justin Durant, LB; Trent Edwards, QB; Kirk Morrison, LB; Adam Podlesh, P; Mike Sims-Walker, WR.
KANSAS CITY — Charlie Anderson, LB; Jackie Battle, RB; Tim Castille, RB; Terrance Copper, WR; Brodie Croyle, QB; Travis Daniels, DB; Ron Edwards, NT; Corey Mays, LB; Jon McGraw, DB; Rudy Niswanger, C; Ryan O'Callaghan, OT; Leonard Pope, TE; Shaun
Smith, DE; Mike Vrabel, LB; Casey Wiegmann, C.
MIAMI — Ronnie Brown, RB; Patrick Cobbs, RB; Tony McDaniel, DE; Pat McQuistan, OT; Quentin Moses, LB; Chad Pennington, QB; Cory Procter, G; Tyler Thigpen, QB; Ricky Williams, RB.
MINNESOTA — Hank Baskett, WR; Ryan Cook, G; Ray Edwards, DE; Fred Evans, NT; Brett Favre, QB; Eric Frampton, DB; Tarvaris Jackson, QB; Ben Leber, LB; Greg Lewis, WR; Ryan Longwell, K; Patrick Ramsey, QB; Sidney Rice, WR; Lito Sheppard, DB; Naufahu
Tahi, RB; Frank Walker, DB; Pat Williams, NT.
NEW ENGLAND — Kevin Faulk, RB; Shayne Graham, K; Matt Light, OT; Brandon McGowan, DB; Sammy Morris, RB; Quinn Ojinnaka, G; Jarrad Page, DB; Fred Taylor, RB; Gerard Warren, DE; Tracy White, LB.
NEW ORLEANS — Remi Ayodele, NT; Ladell Betts, RB; Jermon Bushrod, OT; Jeff Charleston, DE; Danny Clark, LB; Heath Evans, RB; Matt Giordano, DB; Jonathan Goodwin, C; Tony Hargrove, DT; Roman Harper, DB; Tory Humphrey, TE; Julius Jones, RB; Kawika
Mitchell, LB; Marvin Mitchell, LB; Lance Moore, WR; Pierson Prioleau, DB; Chris Reis, DB; Courtney Roby, WR; Scott Shanle, LB; Darren Sharper, DB; Zach Strief, OT; David Thomas, TE; Leigh Torrence, DB; Jimmy Wilkerson, NT; DeShawn Wynn, RB; Usama Young,
N.Y. GIANTS — Chase Blackburn, LB; Kevin Boothe, G; Kevin Boss, TE; Ahmad Bradshaw, RB; Keith Bulluck, LB; Michael Clayton, WR; Barry Cofield, DT; Deon Grant, DB; Derek Hagan, WR; Michael Johnson, DB; Mathias Kiwanuka, DE; Steve Smith, WR; Jim Sorgi,
QB; Dave Tollefson, DE; Gerris Wilkinson, LB.
N.Y. JETS — Kellen Clemens, QB; Drew Coleman, DB; Antonio Cromartie, DB; Braylon Edwards, WR; Shaun Ellis, DE; Nick Folk, K; Santonio Holmes, WR; Wayne Hunter, OT; James Ihedigbo, DB; Lance Laury, LB; Brodney Pool, DB; Trevor Pryce, DE; Tony
Richardson, RB; Brad Smith, WR; Eric Smith, DB; Steve Weatherford, P.
OAKLAND — Nnamdi Asomugha, DB; Khalif Barnes, OT; Ricky Brown, LB; Jon Condo, LS; Charlie Frye, QB; Robert Gallery, G; Bruce Gradkowski, QB; Mario Henderson, OT; Johnnie Lee Higgins, WR; Howard Thomas, LB; Michael Huff, DB; Zach Miller, TE; Jarvis
Moss, LB; J.T. O'Sullivan, QB; Samson Satele, C; Langston Walker, OT; Sam Williams, LB.
PHILADELPHIA — David Akers, K; Stewart Bradley, LB; Nick Cole, G; Omar Gaither, LB; Antoine Harris, DB; Jerome Harrison, RB; Ellis Hobbs, DB; Max Jean-Gilles, G; Akeem Jordan, LB; Bobby McCray, DE; Quintin Mikell, DB; Dimitri Patterson, DB; Saverio
Rocca, P; Ernie Sims, LB; Reggie Wells, G.
PITTSBURGH — Willie Colon, OT; Nick Eason, DE; Trai Essex, G; Keyaron Fox, LB; William Gay, DB; Chris Hoke, NT; Anthony Madison, DB; Mewelde Moore, RB; Jonathan Scott, OT; Daniel Sepulveda, P; Matt Spaeth, TE; Shaun Suisham, K; Ivan Taylor, DB; Greg
ST. LOUIS — Mark Clayton, WR; Kevin Dockery, DB; Daniel Fells, TE; Gary Gibson, DT; Adam Goldberg, G; Chris Hovan, DT; Darcy Johnson, TE; Michael Lewis, DB; Laurent Robinson, WR; Clifton Ryan, DT; Derek Schouman, TE.
SAN DIEGO — Antwan Barnes, DE; Kevin Burnett, LB; Tyrone Carter, DB; Jacques Cesaire, DE; Jeromey Clary, OT; Stephen Cooper, LB; James Dearth, LS; Malcom Floyd, WR; Dante Hughes, DB; Travis Johnson, DE; Randy McMichael, TE; Brandon Moore, LB; Scott
Mruczkowski, C; Legedu Naanee, WR; Ryan Neill, LS; Paul Oliver, DB; Brandon Siler, LB; Darren Sproles, RB; Billy Volek, QB; Kelley Washington, WR; Pat Watkins, DB; Eric Weddle, DB.
SAN FRANCISCO — David Baas, C; Demetric Evans, DE; Aubrayo Franklin, NT; Dashon Goldson, DB; William James, DB; Travis LaBoy, LB; Manny Lawson, LB; Ray McDonald, DE; Jeff Reed, K; Barry Sims, OT; Alex Smith, QB; Troy Smith, QB; Takeo Spikes, LB;
Brian Westbrook, RB; Tony Wragge, C.
SEATTLE — Jordan Babineaux, DB; Raheem Brock, DE; Amon Gordon, DT; Matt Hasselbeck, QB; Will Herring, LB; LeRoy Hill, LB; Kelly Jennings, DB; Sean Locklear, OT; J.P. Losman, QB; Olindo Mare, K; Ruvell Martin, WR; Matt McCoy, LB; Brandon Mebane, DT;
Lawyer Milloy, DB; Chester Pitts, OT; Jay Richardson, DE; Michael Robinson, RB; Junior Siavii, DT; Chris Spencer, C; Brandon Stokley, WR; Craig Terrill, DT; Ray Willis, OT.
TAMPA BAY — Quincy Black, LB; Tim Crowder, DE; John Gilmore, TE; Adam Hayward, LB; Davin Joseph, G; Niko Koutouvides, LB; Barrett Ruud, LB; Maurice Stovall, WR; Jeremy Trueblood, OT; Stylez G White, DE; Carnell Williams, RB.
TENNESSEE — Jason Babin, DE; Dave Ball, DE; Kerry Collins, QB; Marques Douglas, DT; Jacob Ford, DE; Ahmard Hall, RB; Leroy Harris, G; Roderick Hood, DB; Randy Moss, WR; Donnie Nickey, DB; Bo Scaife, TE; Chris Simms, QB; David Thornton, LB; Stephen
Tulloch, LB; Jamie Winborn, LB.
WASHINGTON — H.B. Blades, LB; Jammal Brown, OT; Phillip Buchanon, DB; Reed Doughty, DB; Mike Furrey, WR; Kedric Golston, DE; Rex Grossman, QB; Stephon Heyer, OT; Rocky McIntosh, LB; Santana Moss, WR; Carlos Rogers, DB; Chris Wilson, LB.
Unrestricted Free Agents (fewer than four seasons)
Players who received no qualifying offer or no minimum tender from their old club. The players in this category may be signed immediately with no rights of any character held by the old club. There is no signing deadline applicable to these players:
ARIZONA — Michael Adams, DB; Nehemiah Broughton, RB; Keilen Dykes, DT; Kenny Iwebema, DE; Reagan Maui'a, RB.
BALTIMORE — Daniel Sanders, C.
BUFFALO — Brian Brohm, QB; Quinton Ganther, RB; Jonathan Stupar, TE.
CHICAGO — Devin Aromashodu, WR.
CINCINNATI — Marvin White, DB.
CLEVELAND — Titus Adams, DE; Blake Costanzo, LB.
DALLAS — Chris Greisen, QB.
DETROIT — Jake Nordin, TE; Kevin Smith, RB.
GREEN BAY — Josh Bell, DB.
INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Hart, RB; Mike Richardson, DB; Gijon Robinson, TE; Tom Santi, TE; Jamie Silva, DB.
JACKSONVILLE — Bryan Smith, DE.
KANSAS CITY — Maurice Leggett, DB.
MIAMI — Joey Haynos, TE.
MINNESOTA — Albert Young, RB.
NEW ORLEANS — Jo-Lonn Dunbar, LB; Anthony Waters, LB.
N.Y. GIANTS — Courtney Brown, DB.
PITTSBURGH — Tuff Harris, DB.
ST. LOUIS — Quincy Butler, DB; Kenneth Darby, RB; Curtis Johnson, LB.
SAN DIEGO — Darry Beckwith, LB; Billy Latsko, RB.
SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Patrick, OT.
TAMPA BAY — Kareem Huggins, RB.
TENNESSEE — Colin Allred, LB.
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