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S Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs
He beat cancer, returned to an NFL field, helped the Chiefs win 11 straight games and made the Pro Bowl. All in a single year. One way or another, Berry will be back in Kansas City.
DE Olivier Vernon, Miami Dolphins
The best edge-rusher in Miami is now Vernon, who played exceedingly well without Cameron Wake in the lineup for most of the 2015 season. Ascending pass-rushers get paid big bucks. Can the Dolphins—who already have millions invested in the defensive line—afford him?
S George Iloka, Cincinnati Bengals
Still only 25, Iloka is one of many free agents in Cincinnati's secondary this offseason. He's probably the most important long-term, and the safety tender isn't likely to be overwhelming.
K Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
He rebounded from a brief career slump to regain his status as one of the top kickers in the NFL. If the Packers at all fear losing him, the franchise tag could come into play. Crosby's leg is a big asset for a team playing at least eight games a year at Lambeau Field.
P Marquette King, Oakland Raiders
The former undrafted free agent has quickly developed into one to the league's better punters. With few other in-house priorities, general manager Reggie McKenzie could use the tag to keep King in Oakland.