AFTER the dust settled from the first week of NFL free agency plenty of players had found new homes. As they arrive at their new teams and attend the welcome press conference, some of the bigger names of the free agency period are still twiddling their thumbs waiting to sign that dotted line to guarantee a 2017 paycheck.
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Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs, DT
OF all the guys still on the board Dontari Poe suprises me the most. The elite nose tackle visited the Colts over the weekend, with the Dolphins, Raiders, Jaguars and Falcons also expressing interest. Regardless of who/where Poe signs with he is about to get seriously paid.
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears, QB
LET’s get one thing clear, Jay Cutler will not save your franchise. By no means is he the worst option on the market though and there are definitely teams that need an upgrade under center. At worst he could prove to be a great security blanket back-up, or someone you use to stop gap while a young gun develops. Watch this space.
Morris Claiborne, Dallas Cowboys, CB
PASS catchers are becoming bigger, faster and harder to stop which makes Claiborne’s availability interesting. Health is a concern for buyers with the cornerback failing to play all 16 games in his first five seasons. that being said his coverage skills are incredible and it won’t be long before he is snapped up.
Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots, LB
ANOTHER surprising name on the list Hightower has executed perhaps the biggest two plays in each of the Patriots recent Superbowl wins, all but securing himself a big contract. The New York Jets and Tennessee Titans have both tested the waters, but all signs still point to Hightower staying in Foxborough.
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Adrian Peterson and his running back peers
TIMES are tough for veteran running backs, but that’s no surprise to anyone. Former big names like Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy join the 2007 MVP in the homeless category so far. Of the three Peterson seems the best available followed by Charles. Lacy could be useful is he can stay healthy a.k.a watch his calorie intake.
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