2011 NFL Trade Rumors: 50 Players Whose Time Has Run Out With Current Teams

Thomas CopainCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2011

2011 NFL Trade Rumors: 50 Players Whose Time Has Run Out With Current Teams

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    2011 NFL trade rumors are starting to rev up as the NFL season has reached its climax.

    Yes, we're two weeks away from the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl XLV, and with it the conclusion of the 2010 season.

    That means the flurry of activity and associated rumors (or possible lack thereof this offseason) will soon begin. There are a lot of big names who could be on the move or, at the very least, are not guaranteed to return to their current team. Of course, the looming labor negotiations will play a big role in what happens down the line.

    These are players who may not end up with their respective teams regardless of what happens. Some of them are players who are just aging and it's time to move on; others haven't lived up to the expectations of their lofty contracts.

    Either way, these are 50 players who are on borrowed time.

50. Antonio Cromartie: CB, New York Jets

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Mewelde Moore #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass over Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets in the third quarter of the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Cromartie was a very useful piece for the Jets, especially considering the Darrelle Revis holdout at the beginning of the season. However, he was also picked on many times when teams didn't want to throw at Revis.

    His contract is up and one has to wonder, especially with Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes needing contracts, if Cromartie will be the odd man out.

49. Tanard Jackson: S, Tampa Bay

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    TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 21:  Safety Tanard Jackson #36 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackles tight end Leonard Pope #45 of the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Ima
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    Jackson was supposed to be the quarterback of the Buccaneers defense, but instead was suspended indefinitely for breaking the league's substance abuse policy.

    He won't be eligible for reinstatement until next September. Will the Buccaneers be willing to wait for him until then, or will he be another team's problem?

48. Braylon Edwards: WR, New York Jets

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrates with teammates Braylon Edwards #17 and Dustin Keller #81 after he scored a third quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC Championship game at H
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    With his big body and ability to leap over corners and stretch the field, Edwards has become a trusted target for Mark Sanchez. He is currently a free agent and, from what's being reported, it does not look like the Jets plan to keep both Edwards and Santonio Holmes.

    Who they keep remains to be seen, but it looks like Edwards is on the way out.

47. Jay Cutler: QB, Chicago

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23:  Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears reacts in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty I
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    Let me just state, for the record, that Cutler will be back next season regardless of what injury shows up on his MRI today. That does not mean it will stop all the questions and allegations that he quit on his team, however. Thus, he is included on the list. 

46. Nick Barnett: LB, Green Bay

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    GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 03: Kevin Smith #34 of the Detroit Lions tries to run past Nick Barnett #56 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 3, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 28-26. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty
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    Barnett has been a stud in the middle of the Green Bay defense for several years. Unfortunately, when a unit is as loaded as the Packers are right now, eventually everyone gets pushed out.

    Barnett's injury opened the door for Desmond Bishop and earned him a four-year extension.

    According to ESPN's Kevin Seifert, due to his new contract, Bishop will probably take one of the starting spots next season. Which means Barnett could be on the way out.

45. A.J. Hawk: LB, Green Bay

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15:  A.J. Hawk #50 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates as he walks off the field after they won 48-21 against the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    Pretty much everything that applies to Barnett applies to Hawk.

    If Seifert's prediction is correct, then either Hawk or Barnett will be gone. And while Barnett is the older player, he also has the smaller salary. Seifert wrote Barnett is due $6 million next year, while Hawk is owed $10 million.

    While it may seem trite, $4 million is still a lot of money, especially in today's market.

44. Reggie Bush: RB, New Orleans

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    SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 08:  Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints runs down field against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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    Like in Green Bay, a young player's emergence has put the roster spots of two well-established players in jeopardy.

    In New Orleans, Christopher Ivory got most of the snaps when Bush and Pierre Thomas were hurt early in the season.

    Ivory's performance has possibly opened the door for either Bush or Thomas to be looking for work next season. However, the New Orleans Times-Picayune wrote Bush might have a better chance of coming back because of his versatility.

43. Pierre Thomas: RB, New Orleans

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27:  Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints fights off two defenders in the first half during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Imag
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    Thomas was one of the Saints' unsung heroes during their Super Bowl run last season. Now, he could very well be on the chopping block (sums up the NFL perfectly, doesn't it).

    Thomas might be the better candidate to let go, considering the Saints have Ivory and can also draft a running back for carries, if needed.

42. Cadillac Williams: RB, Tampa Bay

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27:  Cadillac Williams #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs past Jonathan Casillas #52  of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    Remember back in 2005, when Williams bulldozed his way through the NFC and the Buccaneers won a division title?

    Yes, it does seem like a long time ago.

    Since then, Williams' career has been marred by injuries and inconsistent play. As a result, he lost his job to LeGarrette Blount last season.

    Now the Buccaneers will have to decide whether to bring Williams back in a complementary role (since there's not much behind Blount except moving Earnest Graham back to running back) or let him move on.

41. Matt Hasselbeck: QB, Seattle

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 16:  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts while taking on the Chicago Bears in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on January 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty
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    Hasselbeck may have revived his career with his performance in the Wild Card game against New Orleans. However, he's still in his mid-30s (not getting any younger), and not surrounded by a great team.

    In all likelihood, he's probably back next season. Although, it's not inconceivable the Seahawks could go with Charlie Whitehurst or someone else.

40. Olin Kreutz: C, Chicago

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23:  Olin Kreutz #57 of the Chicago Bears looks on late in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Imag
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    Kreutz has been one of the best centers of the last decade, with six Pro Bowl appearances to prove it.

    Unfortunately, he's also entering the twilight of his career and one wonders how much more he has left. The Bears' offensive line played better as the year went on but struggled early.

    It may be time for some new blood up front.

39. Marcus Trufant: CB, Seattle

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Brandon LaFell #11 of the Carolina Panthers just misses this pass against Marcus Trufant #23 of the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto G
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    If you listen and read some of the reports out of the Pacific Northwest, Trufant has lost a step.

    He's getting close to that age when teams start to part ways with their high-priced cornerbacks. That being said, he's still better than anything the Seahawks can throw out there at the corner position.

38. Nate Clements: CB, San Francisco

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Running back Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by cornerback Nate Clements #22 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by
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    Clements is a pretty good cornerback, but he's struggled to live up to the expectations of the massive contract he signed with the 49ers. He hasn't been a difference-maker either, as San Francisco hasn't been able to break through.

    The 49ers could be in a position where a young corner could be available to them in the first round. That could spell the end for Clements.

37. Laurence Maroney: RB, Denver

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    BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Laurence Maroney #26 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens
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    Many people forget that Maroney was a first-round pick who showed a lot of promise his rookie season. Since then, he's done very little and when the Patriots shipped him off to Denver a few months ago, he essentially became invisible.

    His future is now uncertain, especially since he couldn't make it work in Denver.

36. Marcus Stroud: DE, Buffalo

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  Jake Delhomme #17 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass with pressure from Marcus Stroud #99 of the Buffalo Bills  at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Image
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    Stroud struggled mightily and often looked out of place making the move to end in Buffalo's 3-4 scheme. Like a certain Washington defensive lineman (he's on this list, too), he's a better 4-3 defensive tackle than a 3-4 end.

    It appears his chances of landing with a team depends on whether someone wants to take a flyer on him.

35. Kelly Jennings: CB, Seattle

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    SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 08:  Head coach Pete Carroll talks with Kelly Jennings #21 of the Seattle Seahawks during their game against the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.
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    Jennings was slated to move into the other starting corner spot after the Seahawks traded Josh Wilson to Baltimore.

    He struggled as the rest of the Seahawks' secondary did, however, and now it looks like he's on his way out to make room for Walter Thurmond.

34. Ellis Hobbs: CB, Philadelphia

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 26:  Cornerback Ellis Hobbs #31 of the Philadelphia Eagles knocks down a pass intended for wide receiver Tiquan Underwood #19 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 26, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Ea
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    Heading into the season, it was unknown how Hobbs would fare in a starting spot alongside Asante Samuel.

    While he was okay this season, he wasn't great. That was before he suffered a season and possibly career-ending injury. 

33. Champ Bailey: CB, Denver

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 26:  Brady Quinn #9, Daniel Coats #85, Champ Bailey #24, Tim Tebow #15, Marcus Thomas #79, and Britt Davis #17 of the Denver Broncos take the field to warm up prior to facing the Houston Texas at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26
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    Bailey is perhaps the best cover corner of this century. He's also in his mid-30s, which is ancient by cornerback standards (except for Darrell Green).

    Bailey could very well come back (he's the best corner the Broncos have), but eventually they will have to rebuild and go younger.

    Now is as good a time as any.

32. Derek Anderson: QB, Arizona

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback Derek Anderson #3 and Ben Graham #5 of the Arizona Cardinals stand attended for the National Anthem before the NFL game against the Denver Broncos at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glenda
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    Derek Anderson was nothing short of a bust in Arizona. He was benched, then started, then benched again as part of the Cardinals' quarterback carousel.

    Anderson might get a look entering training camp, but he's going to be hard to move. Especially since that 2007 season in Cleveland is looking more and more like a fluke.

31. Chad Pennington: QB, Miami

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02:  Quarterback Chad  Pennington #10 of the Miami Dolphins walks off the field against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at Cowboys Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Imag
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    Pennington has struggled with injuries and a lack of arm strength. Now he has age against him as well. Although USA Today reported Pennington will attempt to play next season, it all depends on his recovery.

    Even if it's not with Miami, someone will take a look at him. He can't be much worse than either quarterback Carolina is trotting out there.

30. Marion Barber, RB, Dallas

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 25:  Runningback Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 25, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated
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    Barber was once one of the better backs in the League. Now, it looks like he's, at best, a complementary player to Felix Jones in Dallas.

    Barber can be a very good player in the right system, but it looks like he's not the featured back anymore. He can still get Dallas a good deal in return if they want to move him.

29. Terence Newman: CB, Dallas

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 05: Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown as Terrence Newman #41 of the Dallas Cowboys defends at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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    Like Trufant, Newman is starting to lose a step. People are wondering aloud if the Cowboys will use their first-round pick to draft his replacement if either Patrick Peterson or Prince Amukamara is available.

    Newman's still the best cover option the Cowboys have, but perhaps the time is right to think about moving him.

28. Santana Moss: WR, Washington

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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 12:  Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball after a catch during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at FedExField on December 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Buccaneers defeated the Redskins 17-16. (P
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    It would be risky for the Redskins to trade their most dependable receiver and one of their biggest deep threats.

    However, Moss is getting up there in age. If the Redskins really want to rebuild and finally do things the right way (supposedly it's the fans' team now), then one of the Redskins' most valuable trade assets might be better off somewhere else.

27. Clinton Portis: RB, Washington

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03: Clinton Portis #26 of the Washington Redskins against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 17-12.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Imag
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    Like Moss, the Redskins might have an interesting decision ahead with Portis. He can still be effective, but he's also injury-prone and aging. What's more, he has been outplayed by Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams.

    Portis wants to stay in Washington, but he might be most effective somewhere else or as a platoon back.

26. Keith Brooking: ILB, Dallas

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Keith Brooking #51 on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    Brooking would like to come back and play one more year, but the Cowboys also have some young players at linebacker, including Sean Lee.

    Brooking has one more year remaining on his contract, and while he's getting older, he's still a serviceable player.

    He may be a better fit outside of Dallas, however.

25. Bob Sanders: S, Indianapolis

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    INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 01:  Bob Sanders #21 of the Indianapolis Colts moves on the field during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    This isn't an indictment of Sanders because is one of the better safeties in the league when he's healthy. To say he's injury-prone, however, would be an understatement.

    He's just not durable enough to be reliable and not worth the risk for the Colts anymore.

24. Ernie Sims: OLB, Philadelphia

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09:  Brandon Jackson #32 of the Green Bay Packers scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia,
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    Sims definitely brings energy and enthusiasm to the Eagles defense and was at least healthy, which is more than could be said for the majority of Philly's defense.

    Contrast that with his problems reading offenses and he actually lost playing time by the end of the season.

    It comes as no surprise, then, that reports are already coming out that he probably won't be back next year.

23. David Akers: K, Philadelphia

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09:  David Akers #2 kicks as Sav Rocca #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles holds against the Green Bay Packers during the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (P
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    Akers has probably been the best kicker the Eagles ever had. He's getting old, though and he missed two huge kicks in the NFC Wild Card loss to the Packers.

    If you had a chance to listen to his comments after the game, it sounded like a man who knew in his heart he was done in Philadelphia.

22. Mathias Kiwanuka: DE, New York Giants

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 12:  Mathias Kiwanuka #94 of the New York Giants looks on against the Carolina Panthers on September 12, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Panthers 31-18.  (Photo by
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    Kiwanuka has been a versatile player during his stay in New York, but the injury that ended his season could hurt his value.

    The Giants are backlogged at the defensive end position, but Kiwanuka could come back at the right price. With that in mind, he could be had for a very good price, depending on his rehab.

21. Channing Crowder: ILB, Miami

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 12: Channing Crowder #52 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a sack against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    Channing Crowder was a rising star during his time in Miami. The last two seasons, he's been known more for talking and being (allegedly) spit on than he has for his on-field performance.

    He's struggled the last two seasons and it may be time for the Dolphins to think about cutting their losses with Crowder, especially after he only made 39 tackles this past season.

20. Tarvaris Jackson: QB, Minnesota

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    DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 13:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with Tarvaris Jackson #7 during warm ups prior to playing the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    In his Vikings career, Jackson has gone from the "future guy" to "the guy," then the "possible guy," then "not the guy," then the "future guy" again to possibly "not the guy."

    If that's confusing, then welcome to the club, you're as perplexed about Jackson as everyone else.

    Joe Webb's emergence as the hot trend could also point to Jackson's departure.

19. Brandon Jacobs: RB, New York Giants

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs with the ball against  the Philadelphia Eagles during their game on December 19, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Get
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    Jacobs used to be a force in the Giants backfield, leaving a path of destruction and missed tacklers all over the field in his wake.

    Long story short, he was what Ron Dayne was supposed to be.

    Now he's lost his starting job to Ahmad Bradshaw. He lost carries, tossed his helmet into the crowd and now gets stopped in the backfield.

    He now is Ron Dayne. He can still be a good back, but I don't know if that's in New York.

18. Joey Porter: OLB, Arizona

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    GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 29:  Linebacker Joey Porter #55 of the Arizona Cardinals is introduced before the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 29, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The 49ers defeated the Card
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    Porter can still talk the talk, but it's getting harder for him to walk the walk. He struggled in Arizona this season and as an aging 3-4 rushing linebacker, it's going to be harder to make an impact elsewhere.

    He's not long for Arizona or the rebuilding Cardinals. 

17. Vernon Gholston: DE, New York Jets

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 21:  Vernon Gholston #50 of the New York Jets Tackles Matt Shaub #8 of the Houston Texans during their  game on November21, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Image
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    There's still time for Gholston to be a solid player in this league. However, it might come in a 4-3 defense somewhere other than New York.

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves here, though. First things first, Gholston has to get a sack. Any sack. Something.

16. Lee Evans: WR, Buffalo

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Lee Evans #83  of the Buffalo Bills makes a finger tip catch against Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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    Evans has started to fade in Buffalo—it's not completely his fault, he's been riddled by injuries and poor quarterback play.

    As young receivers like Stevie Johnson continue to progress, Evans' role with the Bills has diminished. I think that if the Bills want to make a move and rid themselves of Evans, now is the time.

15. Vincent Jackson: WR, San Diego

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Pho
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    To sum up his 2010: Jackson held out, was franchised, was suspended twice and had to sign a smaller tender just to be able to be a free agent in 2011.

    Jackson had a rough year and the Chargers seem to have moved on to other players like Malcom Floyd.

14. Nnamdi Asomugha: CB, Oakland

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    SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 05:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 the Oakland Raiders looks on from the sideline against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 28-13.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Ge
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    Asomugha is technically a free agent because of the clause in his contract, and you can bet he'll be one of the most pursued free agents of the last few years.

    It is possible he returns to Oakland, where he's had a great career for himself, but we're also talking about the Raiders here. The same franchise that fired a coach via Powerpoint.

    We really don't know what could happen.

13. Ronnie Brown: RB, Miami

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 02:  Ronnie Brown #23 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball in the first half against the New England Patriots on January 2, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    Brown had a tough year, as did most of the Dolphins. Now he's a free agent and the Dolphins will have to decide what to do with Brown long-term.

    If they still like the wildcat, they might bring him back if there's no other interest in him.

    Judging by the fact most Mock Drafts have the Dolphins taking Mark Ingram, they could be looking in another direction.

12. Ricky Williams: RB, Miami

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    MIAMI - DECEMBER 26: (L-R) Quarterback Chad Henne #7, coach Tony Sparano and running back Ricky Williams #34 of the Miami Dolphins look on from the sidelines against the Detroit Lions at Sun Life Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by
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    No one's ever really been able to figure out what goes on in head Ricky Williams' head. He just goes about what he has to do and really never makes waves (save for retiring in the prime of his career, joining the CFL, taking a sabbatical and wearing his visored helmet during interviews).

    Yet, there he was, slamming Dolphins management. That didn't sit too well, and it's pretty much a given he'll be gone.

11. Aaron Maybin: OLB, Buffalo

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20:  Defensive end Aaron Maybin #58 of the Buffalo Bills gets ready to take the field prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York.  The Bills won 3
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    Maybin might be one of the bigger busts in the NFL today. One reporter went so far as to call Maybin the worst player in the NFL.

    Perhaps a change of scenery would be best for Maybin to try and save his career, although what kind of scheme he would fit in is a major question.

10. Randy Moss: WR, Tennessee

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26:  Receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans warms up prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 26, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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    Moss became a wandering receiver last season, going from New England to Minnesota to Tennessee and doing little to nothing in each stop.

    There's no question that New England and Minnesota played better after Moss left.

    One of the better players in the game is nearing the end of his career, and retirement has to be an option.

9. Alex Smith: QB, San Francisco

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 02:    Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is sacked by Darnell Dockett #90 of the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on January 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty I
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    How many times have we heard that Smith is turning the corner and getting better? How many times have we heard this is the year Smith and the 49ers break through?

    Well it's been a few years, and none of those predictions have come true. Now, the 49ers have another coach and are probably looking for another quarterback.

    You think they regret passing on Aaron Rodgers?

8. Steve Smith: WR, Carolina

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 19:  Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers points to the Arizona Cardinals sideline during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Smith is still one of the hardest-working receivers in the game, but the injuries and the beating he's taken on that small frame have taken a toll on him.

    Adding insult to injury: He hasn't exactly had Dan Marino or Joe Montana throwing to him in Carolina recently.

    Smith can still be a good receiver, but he's probably not going to be in Carolina much longer and is probably not a No. 1 anymore.

7. Chad Ochocinco: WR, Cincinnati

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    CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball while defended by Drayton Florence #29 of the Buffalo Bills during the NFL game  at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Bills won 49-3
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    For all the talk and all the gimmicks that Ocho has put up lately, he's done very little to back it up on the field. Now, I'm not getting on Ochocinco—he was one of the better receivers in his prime.

    He's clearly starting to decline, however, and one has to wonder how much longer the Bengals will put up with Ocho's antics.

6. Carson Palmer: QB, Cincinnati

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    CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 26:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals 34-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Palmer's shown flashes of being an elite quarterback, but he's never been the same quarterback since that injury in the 2005 Wild Card.

    Since then, he's been injury and mistake-prone.

    The Bengals could've parted with him already if they had any other options in their system.

5. Kyle Orton: QB, Denver

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the B
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    Orton had perhaps his best season as a pro, but yielded to super-rookie and football player extraordinaire Tim Tebow.

    The new Broncos regime might be unsold on Tebow, which could keep Orton around for next season, possibly as the starter.

    However, coming off the season he had this year, Orton could bring a lot of return for the Broncos.  

4. Vince Young: QB, Tennessee

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    NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21:  Quarterback Vince Young #11 of the Tennessee Titans talks with a member of the training staff after leaving a game against the Washington Redskins at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Redskins won 19-
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    The Vince Young era is finally over in Tennessee after numerous thrills, a few hair-pulling moments, one walk-out, a finger injury and exactly no playoff wins.

    The question is not be what the Titans do with Young, as they've already made their decision by siding with Jeff Fisher. Rather, the question is what will be the next move for both sides now?

3. Kevin Kolb, QB: Philadelphia

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    Usually the rule is an injured starter doesn't lose their spot because of an injury. Unless the player's replacement throws for more than 3,000 yards and leads one of the best offenses in the NFL. Then it happens.

    Kolb could stay in Philly, but the Eagles could also move him to a team desperate for a quarterback.

    Of course, it'll all depend on what happens with the Eagles and Mr. Vick.

2. Albert Haynesworth: DE, Washington

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins in action during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardina
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    The Haynesworth saga was better than some of the soap operas going on daytime television this fall, starting with the dastardly daily fitness tests in training camp and ending with the out-of-the-blue suspension and possible trade.

    All the while, Haynesworth did his best "defensive tackle with a huge contract" impersonation. 

    To say that I'd be shocked if the Redskins kept him for next season would be a major understatement.

1. Donovan McNabb: QB, Washington

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5  of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines against play against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    McNabb ended his last season in Philadelphia watching the Eagles get embarrassed in the NFC Wild Card game in Dallas.

    It's possible he ended his only season in Washington on the bench as the No. 3 quarterback, his contract ridiculed and his cardiovascular endurance in question.

    Where will Mr. McNabb land next? Odds are he won't be in Washington.