Although the frenzy of free agency is long over, the signings continue. Many players will find themselves without a team right up until training camp starts. More will even wait until after camps. The third group may not even see a team until after the regular season. There are plenty of bigger names still floating themselves without a job too. Here I give you five of them and a couple of spots in which they could still land.
- Kenny Vaccaro – Safety
Vaccaro is one of the top five players available. He is healthy and will make a solid addition to any defensive backfield. He is coming off his best year in term of interceptions. I expect Vaccaro to latch on at some point during training camp. A place like the Cleveland Browns would do him well. He can bring a veteran presence to a young group. Another destination could be with the Seattle Seahawks. The latest announcement by Kam Chancellor and the talk of Earl Thomas being trades could make for an ideal spot for the 6-year veteran.
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – Cornerback
DRC spent 2017 with the New York Giants. Many thought the Giants would have one of the best secondaries in all of football. That simply was not the case. Meanwhile, DRC is looking to play on possibly his fifth in 11 years. He has not had many suitors for his services. His strongest team has been the Washington Redskins. Adding this veteran could help not only the youth in the Redskins secondary, but Josh Norman as well.
- DeMarco Murray – Running Back
Murray was the staple for the Tennessee Titans the last two seasons. The 8-year veteran has over 7,000 yards rushing in his career. He has been in contact with at least four or five teams this offseason. His experience would be a welcome addition to any backfield. With the NFL going to a more RB by committee type system, Murray would it in just about anywhere. Look for a team like the Detroit Lions or Seattle Seahawks to take a chance on Murray.
- Colin Kaepernick – Quarterback
Yes, Kaepernick makes this list. I believe that he is a solid QB that can offer a team a solid option at the backup position. He is a dynamic dual-threat and still has a cannon for an arm. Look for a team that loses a QB in camp to look at the one time starting NFL QB. Possible teams include all 32 teams dependant upon need.
- Dez Bryant – Wide Receiver
The Dallas Cowboys released Bryant on April 13. He has since had minimal conversations with NFL teams. The Baltimore Ravens offered Bryant a 3-yr deal worth roughly $21 million in which he declined. Bryant wants a larger 1-year deal so that he can reassess his playing in 2019. This could be a strong reason why he remains unsigned. There is a still a possibility he lands in the NFC East with the Washington Redskins. However, I look for Bryant to make a splash on the west coast with the San Francisco 49ers.
Several other free agents are still looking for work. Players like Bashaud Breeland, NaVorro Bowman, Adrian Peterson, Johnathan Hankins, Eric Decker, Eric Reid, and Tre Boston to name a few. All of these players still have gas left in the tank. It is just deciding who wants to purchase the car.
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