The Top 10 Impending NFL Free Agents
Free agency is upon us and plenty of big names are about to hit the market. Whether your team needs help on offense or defense they have a chance to get it.
With Haynesworth, Garcia, Lewis, Housh, and many other pro bowlers about to hit the market, this year is one of the deepest free agent years ever.
The Cowboys should be active, Al Davis should be going after every wide receiver, and the Lions will be inactive like always.
But where will the guys who don't sign with those teams end up?
That's where I come in.
Jeff Garcia—QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The four—time Pro Bowl selection, and former Grey Cup, MVP, and CFL All—Star, Jeff Garcia has already been told by the Bucs that they're not going to bring him back
Although he's reaching the end of his career, Garcia should get interest from the Jets, 49ers and Lions.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh—WR, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals recently told Houshmandzadeh he's not going to be re—signed.
When he hits the market the Giants, Dolphins, Eagles, and Vikings will be looking at him.
Antonio Pierce—LB, New York Giants
The Giants are trying tor re-sign their leader by Friday.
And for good reason Pierce has a nose for the ball and the quarterback which is coveted my many teams.
Kurt Warner—QB, Arizona Cardinals
Allowing Boldin to go is one thing. Allowing both Boldin and Warner to go in free agency is pure madness. Warner's arguably had his best year last year.
If he doesn't retire, and doesn't re-sign, then the Jets are in the driver's seat. They have the talent, all they need is a leader.
However, the 49ers have also showed interest in signing Warner.
Derrick Ward—RB, New York Giants
Currently in contract negotiations with the Giants, there is a high probably as I write this that he is dotting the i on his contract extension.
Part of the three—headed monster in New York, along with Jacobs and Bradshaw, he rarely loses yards when he touches the ball.
Ward will probably end up back in New York, but if he doesn't the Bengals, Browns and Broncos will give him a look.
Julius Peppers—DE, Carolina Panthers
Peppers wants out of Carolina and everyone knows it.
Peppers, however, might be tagged by the Panthers. If he is, he will look for a trade to the Cowboys, or three other teams that have yet to be named.
Jonathan Vilma—LB, New Orleans Saints
Vilma was traded by the Jets to the Saints last offseason.
And in his first and maybe last as a Saint, Vilma recorded 132 tackles.
If he hits the open market a lot of teams will give him a look.
RE-SIGNED BY SAINTS
Bart Scott—LB Baltimore Ravens
Scott wants to return to Baltimore and is willing to take a "hometown discount" to stay.
Odds are Scott will return to the Ravens but if he hits the market, multiple teams would look his way.
SIGNED BY JETS
Ray Lewis—LB, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are trying to get rid of some money to re-sign their leader. This was made clear by tagging Terrell Suggs.
If Lewis hits free agency he's going to probably end up in Jerry Jones' prison gang.
But don't count the Jets out of the Lewis hunt.
However, with the signing of Keith Brooking in Dallas, and Bart Scott in New York, all signs are pointing toward Lewis staying in Baltimore.
Albert Haynesworth—DT, Tennessee Titans
Haynesworth, wants to test free agency.
Who can blame him? The past couple seasons he has accounted for 24 sacks and 271 tackles.
When he hits the market the Titans would be wise to go after him at all costs. The problem is that half the league will also be pursuing Haynesworth.
SIGNED BY REDSKINS