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NFL Free Agency: 5 best players left at each position

Many big names are off the market, but there's still plenty of quality players available in NFL free agency.

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It's been a wild start to NFL Free agency, and the signing period hasn't even begun.

To this point, many of the big-name players that were set to hit the market either re-signed with their former teams or agreed to contracts with new clubs. While players can't sign deals with new teams until 4:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, we're not including players who have reported to be tied down to teams on out list of the best remaining free agents.

With guys like Ndamukong Suh, Jeremy Maclin, Randall Cobb, Byron Maxwell, and Brandon Flowers off the market, there's still plenty of quality players waiting to sign with their next club. With that being said, here's the top five guys available at each position:


1. Jake Locker

2. Brian Hoyer

3. Ryan Mallett

4. Michael Vick

5. Christian Ponder

Running Backs

1. DeMarco Murray

2. Justin Forsett

3. C.J. Spiller

4. Shane Vereen

5. Stevan Ridley


1. Jerome Felton

2. Henry Hynoski

3. Jed Collins

4. John Kuhn

5. John Conner

Wide Receivers

1. Torrey Smith

2. Percy Harvin*

3. Michael Crabtree

4. Cecil Shorts

5. Brian Hartline

Tight Ends

1. Julius Thomas

2. Jordan Cameron

3. Jermaine Gresham

4. Owen Daniels

5. Lance Kendricks

Offensive Tackles

1. Bryan Bulaga

2. Joseph Barksdale

3. Byron Bell

4. Ryan Harris

5. Jermey Parnell


1. Mike Iupati

2. Clint Boling

3. James Carpenter

4. Mike Pollak

5. Rob Sims


1. Rodney Hudson Reportedly signing with Raiders

2. Stefen Wisniewski

3. Brian De La Puente

4. Jonathan Goodwin

5. Will Montgomery

Defensive Ends

1. Jabaal Sheard

2. Derrick Morgan

3. Greg Hardy

4. Trent Cole

5. Adrian Clayborn

Defensive Tackles

1. Nick Fairley

2. Terrance Knighton

3. Dan Williams

4. Jared Odrick Reportedly signing with Jaguars

5. Stephen Paea Reportedly signing with Washington

Inside Linebackers

1. Brandon Spikes

2. Mason Foster

3. Rolando McClain

4. Nate Irving

5. Arthur Moats

4-3 Outside Linebackers

1. Lance Briggs

2. Sean Weatherspoon Reportedly signing with Cardinals

3. Malcolm Smith

4. Justin Durant

5. Bruce Carter

3-4 Outside Linebackers

1. Jerry Hughes Re-signed with Bills

2. Brian Orakpo

3. Jason Worilds

4.  Brandon Graham Re-signed with Eagles

5. Brooks Reed


1. Tramon Williams

2. Davon House

3. Buster Skrine

4. Chris Culliver

5. Patrick Robinson


1. Mike Adams

2. Antrel Rolle

3. Rahim Moore

4. Da'Norris Searcy

5. Tyvon Branch


1. Dwayne Harris

2. Brandon Tate

3. Tedd Ginn Jr.

4. Jerrel Jernigan

5. Josh Wilson


1. Ryan Succop

2. Jay Feely

3. Billy Cundiff

4. Rian Lindell

5. Alex Henery


1. Mat McBriar

2. Marquette King

3. Chris Jones

4. Jordan Gay

5. Sav Rocca

*Expected to be released or not have team option picked up.