Free Agency 2016

Top Available NFL Free Agents After Day 1


The first day of free agency saw a furious amount of signings as many players shifted teams, which may have shifted the landscape of power in the NFL.  If you’re looking for a bargain, it’s usually not there on the first day, but here are some of our top free agents that remain on the market.

  1. Robert Ayers, DE, New York Giants- Ayers has had a lot of suitors and he’s going to pick the best match for his talents, i.e. the most money.  He will likely land in Florida with the Jaguars or Bucs.
  2. Nick Fairley, DT, L.A. Rams- Fairley has a nice list of suitors and might end up as a member of the Jets.
  3. Eric Weddle, S, San Diego Chargers- Weddle is the best safety available and should cash in even though he’s on the wrong side of 30.
  4. Greg Hardy, DE, Dallas Cowboys- There’s no doubt that Hardy is the most talented free agent left, but it might be a while before he signs, due to all of his off the field issues.
  5. Kelvin Beachum, OT, Pittsburgh Steelers- Beachum has battled injuries, but when he’s healthy he’s one of the better left tackles in football.
  6. Russell Okung, OT, Seattle Seahawks- It’s a little surprising that there isn’t a bigger market for Okung. He can always go back to Seattle if the market doesn’t end up being what he thought.
  7. Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants- Prince is great when healthy, but he hasn’t been healthy enough.  He will still make a lot of money in the next few hours to days.
  8. Aldon Smith, DE, Oakland Raiders- If Aldon Smith wasn’t facing a suspension he would be one of quickest, priciest free agent signings, even with his past.
  9. Donald Penn, OT, Oakland Raiders- Penn is an older guy, but he’s still a more than solid left tackle. He’d represent an upgrade for a lot of teams in the short term.
  10. Casey Hayward, CB, Green Bay Packers- He’s only 26 and he can play slot or on the outside.
  11. Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans 
  12. Rashad Johnson, S, Arizona Cardinals
  13. Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
  14. Jahri Evans, OG, New Orleans Saints
  15. Jared Cook, TE, Los Angeles Rams
  16. Terrance Knighton, DT, Washington Redskins
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets
  18. Andre Smith, OT, Cincinnati Bengals
  19. Chris Long, DE, Los Angeles Rams
  20. Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
  21. Mike DeVito, DT, Kansas City Chiefs
  22. Reggie Nelson, S, Cincinnati Bengals
  23. Louis Vasquez, OG, Denver Broncos
  24. Jerrell Freeman, LB, Indianapolis Colts
  25. Robert Griffin, III, QB, Washington Redskins
  26. William Beatty, OT, New York Giants
  27. Akiem Hicks, DT, New England Patriots
  28. Jaiquawn Jarrett, S, New York Jets
  29. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks
  30. B.J. Raji, DT, Green Bay Packers
  31. Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears
  32. Duke Ihenacho, S, Washington Redskins
  33. Jason Jones, DE, Detroit Lions
  34. Brent Grimes, CB, Miami Dolphins
  35. Patrick Robinson, CB, San Diego Chargers
  36. Antonio Cromartie, CB, New York Jets
  37. Geoff Schwartz, OG, New York Giants
  38. William Moore, S, Atlanta Falcons
  39. Percy Harvin, WR, Buffalo Bills
  40. Manny Ramirez, OG, Detroit Lions
  41. Kroy Biermann, DE, Atlanta Falcons
  42. Jeremy Mincey, DE, Dallas Cowboys
  43. Brandon Browner, CB, New Orleans Saints
  44. Vernon Davis, TE, Denver Broncos
  45. LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
  46. Ted Larsen, OG, Arizona Cardinals
  47. Adrian Claiborne, DE, Atlanta Falcons
  48. Roman Harper, S, Carolina Panthers
  49. Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers
  50. Owen Daniels, TE, Denver Broncos
  51. Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco 49ers
  52. Evan Mathis, OG, Denver Broncos
  53. Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
  54. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals
  55. Stephen Wisniewski, C, Jacksonville Jaguars
  56. James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
  57. Reggie Bush, RB, San Francisco 49ers
  58. Haoli Ngata, DT, Detroit Lions
  59. Mike Wallace, WR, Minnesota Vikings
  60. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks

About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.