2013 NFL Free Agents: Training Camp Buzz on Available Players

Eric GuyCorrespondent IIIJuly 30, 2013

Richard Seymour is still capable of making things happen on the field.
Richard Seymour is still capable of making things happen on the field.Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As 2013 NFL training camp continues to get underway, a multitude of players will be vying for spots on rosters for the upcoming regular season.

Although a number of young guns have been given an opportunity to prove their worth, a number of veterans are still sitting by the phone waiting impatiently for an offer to join a team. 


Laurent Robinson

According to ESPN.com's James Walker, Laurent Robinson has scheduled a tryout with the Miami Dolphins. 

With Dolphins' backup wide receiver Armon Binns out for the season, looking at Robinson is a wise thing to do. 

His agility and speed would be a fine addition for Ryan Tannehill when the Dolphins want to air it out in packages that feature four receivers. 

Although he was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars early on in the offseason after a horrific 2012 campaign that included only 24 receptions, 252 yards and zero touchdowns, Robinson would be a good backup behind Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. 


Richard Seymour

The Atlanta Falcons have been courting Richard Seymour for some time now, yet they have not been able to reach an agreement. 

However, after reaching an agreement to keep Matt Ryan in Atlanta for years to come and finalizing a deal with rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant, the Falcons will again attempt to draw the 33-year-old defensive lineman to Atlanta, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

But the quick analysis of the deals is that the Falcons left themselves enough salary cap room to make another run at defensive tackle Richard Seymour if they so desire.

We were told that Seymour’s demands would have to be 'reasonable.'

The Falcons are smart for continuing to go after Seymour. Over the course of his 12-year career, Seymour has garnered 57.5 sacks.

Although the Falcons would probably prefer a younger option, Seymour is a winner who can instill a champion's mentality in a team that has its sights set on playing in the Super Bowl.


Brandon Lloyd

It is rather puzzling why Brandon Lloyd is still without a team. 

Last season, he was a viable option for Tom Brady and the Patriots, recording 74 catches, 911 yards and four touchdowns. 

After a series of injuries and off-the-field incidents that have riddled the team, many thought that the Pats would attempt to re-sign Lloyd to bolster what, at the moment, is a rather lackluster receiving core. 

However, ESPNBoston's Field Yates shot down any hopes of the Pats reuniting with Lloyd:

The Patriots, and any NFL team, always want a harmonious locker room, but now would seem to be a time when the Patriots are particularly interested in finding players who fit among the rest of the team.

By that token, if Lloyd’s behavior did in fact play a part in the team’s decision to release him previously, we wouldn’t expect a reunion. 

Although there may be questions about his attitude, Lloyd is still capable of putting in work on the field.

For teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers who could use an additional weapon on offense, looking at Lloyd might be an idea worth pondering.