Madden 13 Player Ratings: Top Free Agents to Add to Your Franchise

Alex KayCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11:  Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets catches the ball over Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs  at MetLife Stadium on December 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the Madden NFL video game is creating a franchise. While it’s called “Connected Career” mode in 2013, it can be essentially played in much the same way as franchise mode in years past.

It seems that every year, the creators put some high ratings on players that are stuck in free agency at the time of release.

These players can be perfect to boost your team and start the first season of your career off right.

Let’s take a look at some that could help right you out right away off the waiver wire.


Plaxico Burress – 82 Overall WR

The 6’5” receiver is simply a playmaker, especially in the red zone. He had 45 catches for 612 yards and eight TDs with the New York Jets last year and has yet to find a home in the NFL as a free agent for the upcoming campaign.

If you lack size in your receiving corps, or need a beastly red area threat, pick up the embattled WR.


Earnest Graham – 82 Overall FB

Many real life teams are doing away with the fullback, but you can have fun in the video game with Graham.

He’s one of the fastest FBs in the game and has great hands to boot. If you want to create an innovative offense, sign this aging veteran to a one-year deal and try to find a RB you can convert to FB and take his place next season.


E.J. Henderson – 88 Overall MLB

It’s sort of unbelievable that this elite LB doesn’t have an NFL team, considering he made the Pro Bowl in 2011—following an unbelievable recovery from a broken femur in 2009—before getting released.

He’s got 752 tackles, 15.5 sacks and 5 interceptions in his career and could easily help any team in the NFL right now.

It’s a certainty that he could help your franchise in some manner.