Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cedric Benson Among 25 Best NFL Free Agents Still On The Market

Ideal running back, non-ideal roommate
With teams gearing up for training camp and preseason, they’ll have some decisions to make in six weeks regarding who gets cut from their eventual 53-man roster.

While those players memorize playbooks and make the most of their August playing time, there remains a bevy of former All-Pros still looking for work, as well as otherwise once-exceptional players.

Should teams experience a costly injury at a skill position, or see weakness in the position’s depth, expect some phones to be ringing as the dog days of summer wear on.

Listed here are two dozen and one players who could find be finding new homes this August or September should prospective teams fail their self-administered litmus tests.

25. Travis LaBoy (DE/LB) (Opening Day Age: 31; Last Played With: Chargers)
LaBoy struggled in San Diego’s defense last year, with a mere 31 tackles and a sack in fourteen games started. With San Diego firing defensive coordinator Greg Manusky after just that one season, perhaps the onus doesn’t fall on LaBoy, who thrived situationally in Tennessee and San Francisco.

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