Potential Free Agent Players or Current Patriots that could replace Stevan Ridley

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The Patriots will most likely lose Ridley to another team once free agency begins, so lets talk potential replacements for him. He might stay with the team, but hey lets just guess at who else could play RB for New England.

LeGarrette Blount is the starter and he will be going forward, but he can’t handle the load himself with no help from another tough runner on the team. Who will the other guy be, it was Stevan Ridley last year, but this year he suffered a torn ACL against the Bills in week 5. He probably won’t return to New England, so let’s break down who can be a power back to replace him.

First off, it’s not going to be Adrian Peterson or DeMarco Murray. No shot because they are way too expensive. I’ll be talking the way more realistic guys that could be a Patriot in 2015.

Potential Ridely replacements:

RB Jonas Gray: I will start will the current guys on the roster. 2nd year guy Jonas Gray could take over for Ridley and depending on how much the team believes in him will decide if he plays next year or not. He had one monster game last year when he ran all over the Colts and another solid game against the Chargers but after the Colts game for some odd reason the Pats didn’t use him much. He wasn’t given a chance once Blount came on the team, so it’s a real mystery if he can do it or not, for 16 games, but if the Pats believe in him, then they won’t go the free agency route because they will already have their guy and he’s a much cheaper option than anybody else. I believe Gray is good and will be good, but going forward we will see if he will get his chance.

Chances he replaces Ridley: High.

RB Tyler Gaffney: The team picked him up last off-season by claiming him off waivers when the Panthers let him go because of a torn meniscus. He was a workhorse back at Stanford, which means he can carry the ball a lot for New England and he’s a short yardage back who always falls forward. He’s tough to tackle and he has the ideal size for running back. The biggest concern is he doesn’t always hit the hole with speed and can hesitant. He’s powerful, though with good speed and depending on how he performs during training camp and pre-season will determine how much time he will play. He’s the kind of player that can be great or bad with no in between.

Chances he replaces Ridley: Low.

RB Mark Ingram: Let’s go to free agency now. Mark Ingram had a very good year with the Saints and will test the open market. I’m banking on Ingram landing back with the Saints, but New England had interest in him coming out of the draft, so will they show interest now that he’s a free agent? He will be cheaper than most with his kind of name but he won’t be that cheap. He might be out of range, but boy he would be a huge pickup for the Pats. He’s a pure power back and will churn out the yards. He had 964 yards rushing with 9 touchdowns last season. He could replace Ridley but the money will be a problem.

Chances he replaces Ridley: Low.

RB Knowshon Moreno: Interesting, isn’t it? He ran all over the Patriots last year and he looked like he could have a good season until injuries got in the way.  The Pats love taking a guy who killed them in games from that team and since he probably won’t return to Miami there’s a chance New England grabs him. He could successfully replace Ridley IF he can stay healthy. I can actually see this happen, especially if the money is right.

Chances he replaces Ridley: High.

RB Darren McFadden: The Pats love taking players who haven’t lived up to potential, but shown flashes of greatness or troubled players and turning them into stars. McFadden has shown flashes of greatness, but hasn’t reached his potential with the Raiders. He could be a cheaper option, with great potential the Pats may take.

Chances he replaces Ridley: Medium.

RB Trent Richardson: If the Colts part ways with him, which is looking likely, he’s another guy with great potential that hasn’t come close to reaching it that the Pats may want to try and turn into a superstar. He would be a low risk, high reward kind-of player they just love getting.

Chances he replaces Ridley: Low.

RB Frank Gore: I can’t see the 49ers really letting him go, but if they do where he lands will be exciting to see. He will go to a team that wants to win now instead of later because of his age. He still has some gas left in the tank, but not much and will be done in a few more years. He’s not a long term option but he’s a great “right now option.” I really don’t think the Pats will take him but he would make an impact if they do.

Chances he replaces Ridley: Low.

There’s the list of players either already on the Patriots team or in Free Agency that the Patriots could get to replace Ridley. 

I didn’t break down every free agent RB or big time free agent RB because I don’t think they will be a Patriot either. The fact is, the Pats don’t have much money to bring in a really good free agent RB. They have to redo Revis contract and work things out with McCourty and that’s who their money will be tied up with and rightfully so. They can live without another RB but they can’t live without their star secondary players. I don’t think the Patriots will be big in free agency outside of resigning their own guys.

Most likely they will look to the draft for a RB if they feel they need another one. If that’s the case, Gurley, Yeldon, and David Johnson are the likely candidates. But, I will get into the likely hood of which RB they will draft, if they go that way later on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Landing Spots for Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen

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The New England Patriots will have two running backs hitting the open market on March 10th, Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.

Vereen is the pass-catcher, who had a big game against the Seahawks, but is looking for a deal of $5 million or a little less depending on his value in the market, and Stevan Ridley, whose coming off a torn ACL.

Ridley is a very good and productive back and the Pats best runner and most consistent on the team, but he has fumbling issues that had put him in the dog house more than once. He might take a one-year prove it deal with the Patriots or another team, but he’s likely to see a longer term contract offered to him. The Jets, Bills, Colts, Raiders, Jaguars, Vikings, and Falcons all have running back needs they may address in free agency. The Saints may look for one and Ridley would fit them if they let Mark Ingram go. Maybe the Titans too. The Chargers might get him because they will need someone to replace Ryan Mathews. Regardless, the market is there for Ridley and only one team will be able to afford DeMarco Murray or Adrian Peterson, so the other teams will be realistic and go for a cheaper but solid option in Ridley.

I think the Colts would love to get Ridley, Spiller, or Bush even and they all fit them perfectly. The Bills would love Ridley. The Chargers would love Ridley to. Those 3 are the most likely landing spots, but I’ll break it down to which exact one I think he goes too.

It’s hard to say if Ridley returns or not, he’s a good runner, but the Pats probably won’t match or offer more than another team even if it’s pretty cheap.

Most likely landing spot: Colts

Shane Vereen might be gone too. Depends on the options out there and I don’t think any team will pay him $5 million a year, but he could get $4 million a year from someone. He fits the Saints, Eagles, Raiders and Colts too. He could be a pass-catcher for any throwing team and he also fits the Packers and Broncos sadly enough. He might stay with the Pats, he will be a very cheap, yet productive option for most teams, especially the Patriots. He will go to the highest bidder and it might not be the Pats because they are more focused on some other pressing needs and they in their minds have somebody on the team already that can do his job. I can see him coming back and I can see him leaving. Right now, it’s confusing because he’s sorta like a Kevin Faulk guy, but I have no idea what happens. The only two likely landing spots for him is Packers and Patriots and since I’m weary of the Pats paying the most especially after trying to get a deal done last year, and the cheaper option already on the team I’ll pick the other “P” team.

Most likely landing spot: Packers 

Be sure to read my next post coming up, it’ll be about which player I can see the Patriots replacing these two guys if with if they need to.

 

 

 

 

 

Devin McCourty wouldn’t mind being Franchise Tag

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Patriots FS Devin McCourty is without a doubt one of the best free safeties in the entire league and is scheduled to hit free agency if New England lets it get that far.

If New England cannot reach a deal with McCourty and let him hit the open market, it doesn’t sound promising they will able to get a deal done with him.

“If all things are equal, I’ll be back here,” McCourty said.

So, if he gets to test his numbers on the open market, whoever the highest bidder is, the Pats would have to match that, and let’s be honest, it’ll be a very high number because of the many teams that will throw the dollars at him. The Pats probably won’t match a very, very high offer, unless they let go of Revis.

McCourty wants to be back, but not as much as he wants the highest amount of money he can get and you can’t blame him for that.

McCourty also said he has vision himself playing for another team and knows it’s possible that could happen.

“I guess it was hard, but now, a week away, it’s impossible not to,” McCourty said. “I’ve thought about all the different scenarios of whether I’m here or somewhere else. At this point, I don’t have a contract, so it could happen, I could be playing somewhere else. It would be crazy not to think that that could be reality. I’ve thought about all of those scenarios.”

His brother Jason, who is a corner for the Titans, has been in his ear about playing for his team. Shhh Jason, why don’t you just come on over to Boston with your brother.

Anyways, McCourty said he wouldn’t mind getting Franchise Tag by the Patriots, stating its player – friendly, but his goal is to get a long-term deal, but the tag wouldn’t be bad.

“I’ve kind of broken it down. I guess the worst-case scenario would be, I’d be franchised and come back to play for another year here,” McCourty said, hoping for a longer contract. “For me, that’s no reason to stress. I love it here. The franchise tag is player-friendly now, it’s a good number, so there’s no reason really for me to be stressed. If I hit free agency, I hope there’s some teams that will want me to play there, so hopefully that goes over well, and it’s still exciting.”

If the Pats and McCourty can’t work out a new deal then the Pats have to Franchise him or risk losing him for good.

I believe there’s a very good chance the Pats tag him and I think they should instead of letting him go test the market.

McCourty has won a ring, proven how good he is, and now he wants his money, so New England better have that Franchise Tag ready to go March 2nd because he isn’t taking a home team discount.

However, this works out, McCourty is showing some good class so far.

 

Pats expected to pursue Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin against the Patriots last December. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Percy Harvin against the Patriots last December.
(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Patriots are expected by many to pursue current Jets WR Percy Harvin if New York lets him go.

Rumors during the 2009 draft were the Patriots would draft Harvin if he fell to them and he almost did, but the Vikings took him right before New England’s pick. Harvin said the Pats tried to trade for him in 2013 but failed and he was dealt to the Seahawks, who then quickly dealt him to the Jets without a word with New England.

Now, he could be free and sign anywhere he wants if the Jets decide to release him, which is likely, considering he will be owed $10.5 million next season and lose a 4th round pick if he isn’t cut by March 19th. The Jets will lose a 6th round pick if they do release Harvin.

All of this is according to Pro Football Talk and Jason La Canfora.

Pats fans are obsessed with a deep threat, but let me tell you why this makes perfect sense and how awesome it would be to see Harvin in New England next season.

LaFell and Gronk can both be deep threats, have great size, both are red zone threats, and both are solid route runners. Also, the very cheap Brian Tyms is a great deep threat if and when he plays on the field, but lets face it, the Pats don’t throw it deep a lot. It’s not their offense and it won’t be anytime soon because they just proved they don’t need a deep throwing offense to win a Super Bowl. They kill teams with bug bites, picking them apart up and down the field, so a deep threat is almost useless on the Patriots team.

Oh, but Harvin can be a deep threat with his speed FYI.

Danny Amendola might be released if he won’t redo his deal because lets face it, he’s being paid way too much for a 4th option in the offense, behind Gronk, Edelman, and LaFell. Sometimes he does return punts and kicks, but who cares, plus Harvin is better at that. Now, I’m not a Danny Amendola hater. He was awesome in the postseason and showed up big when the Pats needed him to, but he just hasn’t been overwhelming good like Edelman. I think he might end up really good next season after finding some chemistry with Brady in the postseason. Still, if he redoes his contract, maybe the Pats get really rich and keep Amendola and still sign Harvin, wow think of that depth!

But, Harvin fits the offense perfectly. They love slot wide outs and they need one that’s explosive and can score from anywhere on the field. Harvin can take a 5 yard pass and turn it into a 50 yard gain. He would fit this system and have a great QB throwing him the ball. He also can stretch the field and he’s versatile and has played running back. A true hybrid.

I want Harvin in a Pats uniform next season, but I don’t want New England to sell the farm to get him which is what I’m worried he wants.

He’s a pain in the neck for teams, but this wouldn’t be the first attitude player the Pats took a chance on either.

Another problem with Harvin is he’s injury prone or to be nicer he gets hurt a lot. But hey! Look Amendola and Gronk both stayed healthy for the first time in a long time, so Harvin can do it, but will he? I have no idea.

What I do know is if and when he’s healthy, he’s one of the, if not the most electrifying player in the NFL.

Oh yeah, he’s really good at returning punts and kickoffs.

He’s a triple threat, a triple threat that’s perfect for this offense.

Still not convinced? Take a look below and fall in love with his dreamy highlights.

Report: Dont’a Hightower recovery to take 6-7 months

Dont'a Hightower tackles MarShawn Lynch during the Super Bowl. (Photo By: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)

Dont’a Hightower tackles MarShawn Lynch during the Super Bowl.
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The Patriots star linebacker and leader Dont’a Hightower played through a torn labrum shoulder from week 13 through their Super Bowl win.

According to a source, Hightower’s recovery will take either 6 or 7 months. The Patriots start training camp July 29th, if it takes 6 months, then he’d be ready afterwards around August 10th. If it takes 7 months he will be ready for the opening day of the regular season on September 10th.

It all depends on his ability to heal, but he could make it in time for training camp, but we will see.

During the regular season, Hightower compiled 89 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 FF, and 2 passes defended. During the postseason, Hightower had 16 tackles, including the game-saving tackle at the one against Lynch in the Super Bowl.

If anyone can recover from this injury fast its the two time National Champion and now Super Bowl Champion Hightower because of his toughness he displayed this year.

 

Report: Shane Vereen wants $5 Million per year

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Patriots running back Shane Vereen is hopeful he will land a deal around $5 million per year, according to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. 

The source also says Vereen is most likely hitting the open market on March 10th to test the waters and see what kind of deal he can pull in.

The rumor also is the Pats and Vereen talked last summer about a new deal, but wasn’t even close in the area either wanted so no deal was made.

The Packers and or the Broncos that could use a pass-catching back in their high passing offense might make a move on the back, but who knows.

The Broncos seem to like picking up the pieces the Pats wouldn’t pay, but they might be preoccupied this year with a few of their own key players hitting the free agency.

The $5 mill per year will negotiate to either down or higher, likely lower, but it’s a starting point the back would love to work with.

The Pats can bring him back, but at the right price because their history says they won’t overspend for a running back. They do have Brandon Bolden on their team, mostly as a special teams guy, but is a pass-catcher too, so if they need too he will be used more often.

Vereen caught 11 passes in the Super Bowl and was a constant chain mover and played a big role in the success of the offense. He’s hitting the open market on a high note that’s for sure.

For the right amount I hope the Pats bring back Vereen, but not at the cost of some other key players.

 

Doug Baldwin’s classless celebration was aimed at Darrelle Revis

Doug Baldwin says he is sorry for this celebration during the Super Bowl. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Doug Baldwin says he is sorry for this celebration during the Super Bowl.
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Seattle’s wide out Doug Baldwin scored a touchdown against the Patriots in the Super Bowl thanks to running Darrelle Revis into a ref to break free for the easy score. Baldwin proceeded to celebrate by acting like he was using the bathroom, going number two with the football on the ground below him.

He was penalized 15 yards by the refs for the celebration and now has issued an apology when he joined 710 ESPN Seattle radio show “The Barber Shop,” on Monday.

“In that moment it was just a reaction,” Baldwin said. “So obviously if I could go back, I would take it back.”

He was asked who the celebration was aimed at, “that would be Darrelle Revis,” the wide out stated.

He was asked why.

“I spent a lot of time those two weeks prior to getting ready for that game just focused on my individual  matchup with him and I put a lot into it and in that moment I guess you could say it was just kind of a built-up frustration I was letting out in that sequence, you know between him and I,” Baldwin said. “Obviously there was competitive stuff going on in that game and in that moment I just let out what I felt personally.”

I guess I could see if the two guys were trash talking each other, but really his celebration should have been shaking the ref’s hand and thanking him for the pick play on Revis, because that was the only reason he was open.

He said another factor was not getting involved more in the game, “I was kind of frustrated I didn’t get more opportunities,” Baldwin said and that he viewed it as a big chance for him against Revis to make a statement.

He expressed more regret for the celebration.

“I do regret the fact that it cost my team 15 yards and to the fans, ultimately I apologize to anybody I offended in any way. It wasn’t about that. I just think it was a competitive situation. So to all the 12s, all the fans, that’s not what it’s about. So I apologize to anyone if I offended you.”

NFL Unrestricted Free Agents 2015

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Quarterbacks

Jason Campbell, Cincinnati Bengals

Jimmy Clausen, Chicago Bears
Matt Flynn, Green Bay Packers
Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco 49ers
Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts
Shaun Hill, St. Louis Rams
Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns
Tarvaris Jackson, Seattle Seahawks
Josh Johnson, San Francisco 49ers
Ryan Lindley, Arizona Cardinals
Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Mallett, Houston Texans
Luke McCown, New Orleans Saints
Colt McCoy, Washington Redskins
Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
Dan Orlovsky, Detroit Lions
Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings
Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles
Tyrod Taylor, Baltimore Ravens
Scott Tolzien, Green Bay Packers
Joe Webb, Carolina Panthers
Michael Vick, New York Jets
T.J. Yates, Atlanta Falcons

Running backs

Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
Ronnie Brown, San Diego Chargers
Jonathan Dwyer, Arizona Cardinals
Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
DuJuan Harris, Green Bay Packers
Roy Helu, Washington Redskins
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers
Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
Joe McKnight, Kansas City Chiefs
Knowshon Moreno, Miami Dolphins
DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Cedric Peerman, Cincinnati Bengals
Bilal Powell, New York Jets
Ray Rice, no team
Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
Jacquizz Rodgers, Atlanta Falcons
Antone Smith, Atlanta Falcons
C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills (must void contract)
Ben Tate, Pittsburgh Steelers
Daniel Thomas, Miami Dolphins
Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
Leon Washington, Tennessee Titans

Fullbacks

 

Tyler Clutts, Dallas Cowboys
Jed Collins, Detroit Lions
John Conner, New York Jets
Jerome Felton, Minnesota Vikings
Henry Hynoski, New York Giants
Will Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers
Will Tukuafu, Seattle Seahawks

Wide receivers

Seyi Ajirotutu, San Diego Chargers

Miles Austin, Cleveland Browns
Jason Avant, Kansas City Chiefs
Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams
Vincent Brown, Oakland Raiders
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Josh Cribbs, Indianapolis Colts
Marcus Easley, Buffalo Bills
Derek Hagan, Tennessee Titans
Leonard Hankerson, Washington Redskins
Dwayne Harris, Dallas Cowboys
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jerrel Jernigan, New York Giants
Brandon Lloyd, San Francisco 49ers
Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Josh Morgan, Chicago Bears
Santana Moss, Washington Redskins
Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Ogletree, New York Giants
Kassim Osgood, San Francisco 49ers
Eddie Royal, San Diego Chargers
Dane Sanzenbacher, Cincinnati Bengals
Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Brad Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Brandon Tate, Cincinnati Bengals
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Deonte Thompson, Buffalo Bills
Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

Tight ends

 

David Ausberry, Oakland Raiders
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins
Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens
Ed Dickson, Carolina Panthers
Virgil Green, Denver Broncos
Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals
Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals
Lance Kendricks, St. Louis Rams
Anthony McCoy, Seattle Seahawks
Zach Miller, Chicago Bears
Niles Paul, Washington Redskins
Dante Rosario, Chicago Bears
Alex Smith, Cincinnati Bengals
Lee Smith, Buffalo Bills
Matt Spaeth, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Offensive tackles

Byron Bell, Carolina Panthers
Michael Oher, Tennessee Titans
Eben Britton, Chicago Bears
Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay Packers
Gabe Carimi, Atlanta Falcons
King Dunlap, San Diego Chargers
Jason Fox, Miami Dolphins
Doug Free, Dallas Cowboys
Ryan Harris, Kansas City Chiefs
Jeffrey Linkenbach, Kansas City Chiefs
Marshall Newhouse, Cincinnati Bengals
Derek Newton, Houston Texans
Jermey Parnell, Dallas Cowboys
Tyler Polumbus, Washington Redskins
Garrett Reynolds, Detroit Lions
Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans
Jonathan Scott, Atlanta Falcons
Garry Williams, Carolina Panthers
Eric Winston, Cincinnati Bengals

Guards

Clint Boling, Cincinnati Bengals
James Brewer, New York Giants
James Carpenter, Seattle Seahawks
Daryn Colledge, Miami Dolphins
Willie Colon, New York Jets
Dan Connolly, New England Patriots
Vladimir Ducasse, Minnesota Vikings
Orlando Franklin, Denver Broncos
Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers
John Jerry, New York Giants
Mike Johnson, Atlanta Falcons
Davin Joseph, St. Louis Rams
Mike McGlynn, Kansas City Chiefs
Erik Pears, Buffalo Bills
Will Rackley, Baltimore Ravens
Jah Reid, Baltimore Ravens
Rob Sims, Detroit Lions

Centers

Joe Berger, Minnesota Vikings
Brian De La Puente, Chicago Bears
Jonathan Goodwin, New Orleans Saints
Nick Hardwick, San Diego Chargers
Rodney Hudson, Kansas City Chiefs
Doug Legursky, San Diego Chargers
Dominic Raiola, Detroit Lions
Samson Satele, Miami Dolphins
Stefen Wisniewski, Oakland Raiders

Defensive ends

Tyson Alualu, Jacksonville Jaguars
Da’Quan Bowers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alan Branch, New England Patriots
Alex Carrington, St. Louis Rams
Adrian Clayborn, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brandon Deaderick, New Orleans Saints
Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers (on Commissioner’s Exempt List)
Jerry Hughes, Buffalo Bills
Jarvis Jenkins, Washington Redskins
George Johnson, Detroit Lions
Fili Moala, Indianapolis Colts
Ryan Pickett, Houston Texans
Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants
B.J. Raji, Green Bay Packers
Cory Redding, Indianapolis Colts
George Selvie, Dallas Cowboys
Jabaal Sheard, Cleveland Browns
Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys
Darryl Tapp, Detroit Lions
Osi Umenyiora, Atlanta Falcons
C.J. Wilson, Oakland Raiders
Jarius Wynn, Buffalo Bills

Defensive tackles

Terrence Cody, Baltimore Ravens

Colin Cole, Carolina Panthers
Dwan Edwards, Carolina Panthers
Kenrick Ellis, New York Jets
Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions
Andre Fluellen, Detroit Lions
Letroy Guion, Green Bay Packers
Nick Hayden, Dallas Cowboys
Tommy Kelly, Arizona Cardinals
Karl Klug, Tennessee Titans
Terrance Knighton, Denver Broncos
C.J. Mosley, Detroit Lions
Jared Odrick, Miami Dolphins
Stephen Paea, Chicago Bears
Corey Peters, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan Pickett, Houston Texans
Ahtyba Rubin, Cleveland Browns
Pat Sims, Oakland Raiders
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Kevin Vickerson, Kansas City Chiefs
Dan Williams, Arizona Cardinals
Kevin Williams, Seattle Seahawks
Corey Wootton, Minnesota Vikings

Outside linebackers

John Abraham, Arizona Cardinals
Sam Acho, Arizona Cardinals
Marcus Benard, Arizona Cardinals
Kroy Biermann, Atlanta Falcons
Chase Blackburn, Carolina Panthers
Lance Briggs, Chicago Bears
Bruce Carter, Dallas Cowboys
Jonathan Casillas, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Justin Durant, Dallas Cowboys
Dwight Freeney, San Diego Chargers
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
Geno Hayes, Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
Colin McCarthy, Tennessee Titans
Pernell McPhee, Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Morgan, Tennessee Titans
Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins
Ashlee Palmer, Detroit Lions
Spencer Paysinger, New York Giants
Brooks Reed, Houston Texans
O’Brien Schofield, Seattle Seahawks
Lawrence Sidbury, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dan Skuta, San Francisco 49ers
Malcolm Smith, Seattle Seahawks
J.T. Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
Sean Weatherspoon, Atlanta Falcons
Jacquian Williams, New York Giants
Jason Worilds, Pittsburgh Steelers

Inside linebackers

Akeem Ayers, New England Patriots
Jasper Brinkley, Minnesota Vikings
Larry Foote, Arizona Cardinals
Mason Foster, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andrew Gachkar, San Diego Chargers
David Harris, New York Jets
Mark Herzlich, New York Giants
Nate Irving, Denver Broncos
Jamari Lattimore, Green Bay Packers
Casey Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
Rey Maualuga, Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Mauga, Kansas City Chiefs
Rolando McClain, Dallas Cowboys
Kelvin Sheppard, Miami Dolphins
Brandon Spikes, Buffalo Bills
Jason Trusnik, Miami Dolphins
D.J. Williams, Chicago Bears

Cornerbacks

Javier Arenas, Atlanta Falcons
Alan Ball, Jacksonville Jaguars
E.J. Biggers, Washington Redskins
Zack Bowman, New York Giants
Tarell Brown, Oakland Raiders
Jarrett Bush, Green Bay Packers
Darius Butler, Indianapolis Colts
Antoine Cason, Baltimore Ravens
Chris Cook, San Francisco 49ers
Perrish Cox, San Francisco 49ers
Antonio Cromartie, Arizona Cardinals
Chris Culliver, San Francisco 49ers
Bradley Fletcher, Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Flowers, San Diego Chargers
Josh Gordy, Indianapolis Colts
Danny Gorrer, Baltimore Ravens
Chris Greenwood, Baltimore Ravens
Brandon Harris, Tennessee Titans
Davon House, Green Bay Packers
Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans
Mike Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rashean Mathis, Detroit Lions
Byron Maxwell, Seattle Seahawks
Robert McClain, Atlanta Falcons
Brice McCain, Pittsburgh Steelers
Sterling Moore, Dallas Cowboys
Terence Newman, Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Owens, Kansas City Chiefs
Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots (2015 team option)
Patrick Robinson, New Orleans Saints
Carlos Rogers, Oakland Raiders
Aaron Ross, Baltimore Ravens
Ike Taylor, Pittsburgh Steelers
Walter Thurmond, New York Giants
Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears
Cassius Vaughn, Detroit Lions
Tramon Williams, Green Bay Packers
Kyle Wilson, New York Jets
Shareece Wright, San Diego Chargers

Safeties

Mike Adams, Indianapolis Colts
Nate Allen, Philadelphia Eagles
Sergio Brown, Indianapolis Colts
Stevie Browne, New York Giants
Quinton Carter, Denver Broncos
Ryan Clark, Washington Redskins
Chris Clemons, Arizona Cardinals
Kurt Coleman, Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Conte, Chicago Bears
Louis Delmas, Miami Dolphins
Quintin Demps, New York Giants
Charles Godfrey, Atlanta Falcons
Jeron Johnson, Seattle Seahawks
Dawan Landry, New York Jets
Jim Leonhard, Cleveland Browns
Kendrick Lewis, Houston Texans
Dwight Lowery, Atlanta Falcons
Taylor Mays, Cincinnati Bengals
Devin McCourty, New England Patriots
Brandon Meriweather, Washington Redskins
Jeromy Miles, Baltimore Ravens
Rahim Moore, Denver Broncos
Ron Parker, Kansas City Chiefs
Antrel Rolle, New York Giants
Da’Norris Searcy, Buffalo Bills
Darian Stewart, Baltimore Ravens
Jimmy Wilson, Miami Dolphins
Major Wright, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kickers

Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
Jay Feely, Chicago Bears
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Shayne Graham, New Orleans Saints
Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals
Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens