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List of available Free Agents still on the market

Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 10:39 am
Here's the list of players still available on offense and defense courtesy of the by Adam Caplan:



Are there any interesting players on this list for the Giants in your opinion (i.e., a 4th RB, a backup interior O-Linemen? perhaps a Center? A backup OLB?).



Tyler Thigpen
Matt Leinart
Byron Leftwich
Charlie Batch
John Beck
Seneca Wallace
Levi Brown

Running Back:
Willis McGahee
Michael Turner
Cedric Benson
Chris “Beanie” Wells
Brandon Jacobs
Jahvid Best
Kevin Smith
Joseph Addai
Steve Slaton (KR)
Javon Ringer
Tim Hightower
D.J. Ware (KR)
Mewelde Moore (KR/PR)
Kregg Lumpkin
Jamie Harper
Thomas Clayton
Stefan Logan (PR/KR)
Chris Rainey (KR/PR)
Rock Cartwright
Darren Evans
William Powell
John Clay

Lawrence Vickers
Corey McIntyre
Ahmard Hall
Ovie Mughelli
Lousaka Polite
Moran Norris
Brock Bolen
Owen Schmitt
Reagan Maui’a
Mike Cox
Eddie Williams

Wide Receiver:
Brandon Lloyd
Laurent Robinson
Devery Henderson
Mohamed Massaquoi
Steve Breaston
Mike Thomas
Michael Jenkins
Deion Branch
Early Doucet
Chad Johnson
Jabar Gaffney
Roscoe Parrish (PR)
Brandon Banks (KR/PR)
Mike Sims-Walker
Patrick Crayton
Sammie Stroughter
Jason Hill
Brian Robiskie
Ruvell Martin
Patrick Turner
Greg Camarillo (PR)
Legedu Naanee
Mardy Gilyard (KR)
Devin Thomas
Adrian Arrington
Michael Clayton
Demetrius Williams
Maurice Stovall (TE)
Jerheme Urban
Jaymar Johnson
Quan Cosby (PR/KR)
Chastin West
Lance Long
B.J. Cunningham

Tight End:
Todd Heap
Randy McMichael
David Thomas
Evan Moore
Travis Beckum
Will Heller
Brody Eldridge
Martin Rucker

Offensive Tackle:
Jammal Brown (RT/LT)
Jared Gaither (LT)
Winston Justice (RT)
Sean Locklear (RT/LT)
Frank Omiyale (RT/LT/G)
Wayne Hunter (LT)
Jeremy Bridges (RT/G)
Brandyn Dombrowski (RT)
James Lee (RT)
Jordan Black (RT)
Tony Hills (RT)
William Robinson (RT/LT)

Travelle Wharton (RT)
Cooper Carlisle
Bobbie Williams
Brian Waters
Geoff Hangartner (C)
Deuce Lutui (4-game suspension)
Jason Spitz (C)
Leonard Davis
Derrick Dockery
Rex Hadnot (C)
Reggie Wells (RT)
Russ Hochstein (G)
Mitch Petrus
Jamey Richard

Eugene Amano
Kyle DeVan (G)
John Estes

Long Snapper:
Ken Amato
Lonnie Paxton
Joe Zelenka
Ryan Pontbriand
Matt Katula
Chris Massey
David Binn
Justin Snow
Jake Ingram
Bryce Davis

Mat McBriar
Nick Harris
Reggie Hodges
Daniel Sepulveda
Matt Dodge
Matt Turk
Jason Baker
Ben Graham
Ricky Schmitt (K)
Tom Malone
Sam Paulescu
Ryan Tydlacka
Ryan Donahue
Daniel Power
Chris Bryan

Dan Carpenter
Rian Lindell
Neil Rackers
Olindo Mare
Dave Rayner
Justin Medlock
David Buehler
Rhys Lloyd
Garrett Lindholm



Defensive End:
Mark Anderson (OLB in 3-4)
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Ray Edwards
Jamaal Anderson (DT)
Jonathan Fanene (DE in 3-4/DT in 4-3)
Juqua Parker
Jacques Cesaire
Dave Tollefson
Jarvis Moss (OLB in 3-4)
Patrick Chukwurah
Nick Eason
Vonnie Holliday
Tim Crowder
Darrion Scott
Jayme Mitchell
Derrick Harvey
Greg Romeus

Defensive Tackle:
Sione Po'uha
Richard Seymour (DE in 3-4)
Corey Williams
Shaun Cody
Rocky Bernard
Spencer Johnson
Ron Edwards
Ty Warren (DE in 3-4)
Casey Hampton
Anthony Hargrove (DE in 3-4)
Ma'ake Kemoeatu
Trevor Laws
Matt Toeaina
Andre Fluellen
Ryan McBean
Myron Pryor
Shaun Smith
Brian Price
Ra’Shon “Sunny” Harris
Brian Schaefering

Inside Linebacker:
Nick Barnett (WLB/MLB in 4-3)
Bart Scott
Takeo Spikes
Paris Lenon
Bradie James
Larry Grant (suspended four games)
Barrett Ruud
Demorrio Williams (WLB in 4-3/ILB in 3-4)
Kirk Morrison
Tavares Gooden
Mike Peterson (SLB)
Brandon Siler
Brendon Ayanbadejo
Ricky Brown
Keyaron Fox
Travis Goethel
Leon Williams
Kenny Onatolu (OLB in 4-3)
Brandon Johnson
Greg Lloyd

Outside Linebacker:
Michael Boley (WLB in 4-3)
Leroy Hill (WLB/SLB in 4-3)
Thomas Howard (WLB in 4-3)
Clint Session (WLB/SLB in 4-3)
Bryan Thomas (OLB in 3-4)
Aaron Maybin (OLB in 3-4/DE/SLB in 4-3)
Chris Gocong (OLB in 3-4/ILB in 3-4/SLB in 4-3)
Mike Peterson (SLB/MLB in 4-3)
Mario Haggan (SLB in 4-3)
Keith Brooking (WLB/MLB in 4-3)
Scott Shanle (WLB in 4-3)
Tracy White (SLB in 4-3/ILB in 3-4)
Clark Haggans (OLB in 3-4)
Bobby Carpenter (SLB in 4-3, ILB in 3-4)
Matt McCoy (WLB in 4-3, ILB in 3-4)
Chris Wilson (OLB in 3-4)
Cameron Sheffield (OLB in 3-4)
Xavier Adibi
Spencer Adkins
Gerald McRath
Brady Poppinga (OLB in 3-4)
Monte Simmons (OLB in 3-4)
Jesse Nading
Brandon Williams

Kerry Rhodes
Quintin Mikell
Sherrod Martin
Atari Bigby
Jordan Babineaux
Madieu Williams
Erik Coleman
Abram Elam
Charlie Peprah
Chris Crocker
James Sanders (suspended four games)
Sean Considine
Josh Barrett
Tyrone Culver
Eric Hagg
Nate Ness

Shawntae Spencer
Sheldon Brown
Jason Allen
Terrence McGee
Drew Coleman
Cedric Griffin
Nate Clements (FS)
Stanford Routt
Jacob Lacey
Chris Johnson
Will Allen
Patrick Lee
Antwaun Molden
Michael Coe
Justin Tryon
Brandon McDonald
Justin King
Kevin Barnes
Bruce Johnson
Travis Daniels
Coye Francies
Brian Witherspoon
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/20/2013 10:42 am : link
Charlie - bring him back!
Theres a lot of decent  
Young Elijah : 8/20/2013 10:44 am : link
players on that list. Im a bit shocked actually, I wonder how many of them actually get on a team roster in the next 2 weeks?
So, let's be truthful...  
pganut : 8/20/2013 10:46 am : link many of us went straight to the available OL section?
Thanks for the list Optimus  
RB^2 : 8/20/2013 10:58 am : link
It's fantastic!
I totally did  
OPBigBlue00 : 8/20/2013 10:59 am : link
I went straight to Oline  
RB^2 : 8/20/2013 11:04 am : link
and then to linebackers.
Amazing how many "names" are on there  
Kevin_in_Pgh : 8/20/2013 11:06 am : link
I guess when your career goes downhill, it goes down fast.
How is Brandon Lloyd still out there?  
drkenneth : 8/20/2013 11:08 am : link
Hope Reese has some steel toe'd boots.  
Davisian : 8/20/2013 11:08 am : link
Cruz hes got a shitload of tires to kick...
So none of those middle backers  
Curtis in VA : 8/20/2013 11:09 am : link
are as good as Mark Herzlich or Dan Connor.

I really thought Petrus was going to work out for us...  
drkenneth : 8/20/2013 11:10 am : link
As a result of the new CBA, players who can still play, but who are  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 11:16 am : link
overpriced at fungible positions (Willis McGahee at RB is the perfect example) get left out of the party when it comes to finding a job come the start of the regular season.

Keep in mind that many of these players will be teams' "short lists" come the regular season should injuries arise. Clubs bring in players for workouts on Tuesday when the players are off all the time during the season. After week 1, it'll become easier for these guys to get jobs because at that point their contracts are not guaranteed for the season.
RB^2 : 8/20/2013 11:21 am : link
Fantastic post. Be champions!
I guess Eric Winston got $5.5 million from the Cards  
njm : 8/20/2013 11:38 am : link
Not enough cap room for the G-Men to sign him.
Beckum still available  
snumber6 : 8/20/2013 11:42 am : link
Darn I was hoping for a 3rd round compensatory pick for his loss ...
Petrus's NFL career highpoint...  
SB : 8/20/2013 11:43 am : link
...was his 45 reps of the bench press at the combine.
njm - Eric Winston signed dirt cheap compared to what he was looking  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 11:50 am : link
for originally after the Chiefs cut bait with him. He has a 2013 cap# of $2 M.

The Cardinals signed him, Karlos Dansby (2013 cap# of $2.25 M), & John Abraham (2013 cap# of $1.6 M) at pretty good rates compared to what they were looking for as well. Check it Winston's contractual breakdown below from below:

Eric Winston's contract information from - ( New Window )
I thought Becky would wind up in New England after the Hernandez  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 11:51 am : link
situation went down. There's still time for these guys to find gigs.
My first thought in looking at this list was  
Jeffro : 8/20/2013 11:53 am : link
Why haven't the Jets signed some of these RBs and WRs with what they have on their roster?
I got bad info from Google  
njm : 8/20/2013 11:54 am : link
Now I'm wondering why they didn't sign him. Pugh? Did they think Diehl still had gas in the tank? Was the price higher if he came to NY?

I think they could have dug up $2 mil. in cap space.
Signing players depends on team cap room  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 11:58 am : link
Check out the latest article on the subject I wrote up now, and check to see who has room and who doesn't.

Official Salary Cap Space for all 32 Teams – as of August 18, 2013 - ( New Window )
I had to look up fungible  
mrvax : 8/20/2013 11:59 am : link
I suppose it's like "plug and play"?

It's probably asking too much to get a MLB off that list and expect him to become knowledgeable enough to start in Fewell's D. Any OC free agents that can still walk might be brought in.

I don't think so  
mrvax : 8/20/2013 12:01 pm : link
I thought Becky would wind up in New England after the Hernandez

Patriots need a TE who will actually be on the field during games.
lol mrvax  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 12:23 pm : link
I've heard that term (meaning basically easily interchangeable) used to describe the Rb position so often that it just stuck. No wonder teams don't spend money on the position anymore. It's not worth it when you can just find players anywhere to play the position. It's a pass-first league now, with one of the most important things a RB being able to do is pass block.

Remember when the Colts got Joseph Addai in the draft back when the won the SB in '06 I think? He wasn't anything special with the ball in his hands, and he was a good receiver at the position, but where he really excelled was blitz recognition and pick-up. He was like that at LSU (essentially the opposite of our guy David Wilson).

LOL about Beckum by the way. He really is useless. We're not getting any MLBs at this point. The MLB I wanted this offseason was Daryl Smith. The Outside concerns me more quite frankly.
Nick Barnet  
geemanfan : 8/20/2013 12:26 pm : link
Signed with the Skins
If a player is on the list, there is very little chance they will ever  
JohnB : 8/20/2013 12:38 pm : link
make it back to the NFL because on Aug 27th that list will grow and keep growing until final cuts. This list it truly the bottom of the barrel.
geemanfan - That's right; good catch  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 1:02 pm : link
Ex Barnett off of this list.
26.2 : 8/20/2013 1:37 pm : link
some of these guys might be hurt and/or unable to pass a physical and they know it and other teams know it. I would think if Locklear was healthy we would have been at least one of his suiters.
Agree with Curtis  
Reese's Pieces : 8/20/2013 3:41 pm : link
Giants can't find a MLB better than Herzlich or Connor. Are they really going to start the season with one of these?

They might as well have kept Blackburn. No Pro Bowl in his future, but he is cheap, smart, makes some big plays, and is a member of the two ring club.
I'd wait until week 2 and then bring Deuce Lutui in  
andrew_nyg : 8/20/2013 4:15 pm : link
and work him into the interior OL
Some of those guys will be picked up after the 1st regular season game  
Occam'sRazor : 8/20/2013 5:12 pm : link
My understanding is, if they're on the team for the 1st game, their full salary for the year is guaranteed. If they join the team after the 1st game, it becomes week to week.
If it was up to  
Fish : 8/20/2013 5:20 pm : link
Some here on BBI Ross would be on that list and diehl should definitely be on that lst
Occam'sRazor - that is correct sir  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2013 5:25 pm : link
There are some desperate teams  
LauderdaleMatty : 8/20/2013 10:05 pm : link
at WR already. Someone will pick up Lloyd eventually. Teams want to see if a young rookie or 2nd year guy can step up first before being on the hook for the full amount of a vet minimum.
wasn't there an outcry  
evaluator : 8/20/2013 10:44 pm : link
for the giants to sign kirk Morrison(lb) a season or 2 ago?why can't he find a team?
How many of those OL's on the list  
ed90631 : 8/20/2013 10:57 pm : link
are better than Dave Diehl?
Also, did TO retire.  
ed90631 : 8/20/2013 10:58 pm : link
He's not on the list.
I'm surprised  
Torn Tendon : 8/21/2013 12:10 am : link
Ringer can't find work
Hey - Remember when..  
Modus Operandi : 8/21/2013 12:11 am : link
certain BBIers claimed Brian Robiskie would become a better pro than Hakeem Nicks? Yeah. Good times.
I loved  
NJGiantFan84 : 8/21/2013 8:59 am : link
Bruce Johnson. Was really rooting for the kid. Too bad he had those injuries.
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