The NFL cut down day was rough. There were some solid players who were cut from their perspective teams that still have not found a home. I think these five guys can still add value to an NFL team that are available via Free Agency. I am going to pick ten total players. Five big-name players and five sleepers that can help a team out.
Five Big Names left in Free Agency
Earl Thomas, S – After the Ravens cut ties with Thomas I am shocked that no team has picked him up yet. There are some good players still out there, but Thomas has to be the best safety on the market. The Vikings only have two current safeties on their roster, they could use a safety badly. It will be interesting to see who can land Thomas.
Damon Harrison, DT – What NFL team would not benefit from adding a huge defensive tackle? Snacks is a big boy who can clog the middle of the field. I think he will be on a roster soon, it is only a matter of time before the big guy has a home. It seems the big guy would like to return to the Big Apple.
Todd Davis, LB – The former Broncos linebacker was released and was probbably the biggest free agent cut. I think Davis can make a huge difference for teams right now who may lack depth at the linebacker position. He is a knowledgeable player with playmaking skills.
Prince Amukamara, CB – Amukamara has several good years left. I think of the Buffalo Bills when I see him on the street. The Bills have both Josh Norman and Levi Wallace banged up right now and Prince makes sense. Maybe the Bills will add a veteran, but do not be surprised if he is signed soon. Corners are hard to find.
Justin Britt, C – NFL teams always need offensive lineman, and it seems like every year teams begin retreading players over and over because it is so hard to find talented offensive lineman. Britt is a player that can come in right away and start for a team. He has starting experience, and a team like the Jets could use his services.
Five sleepers in Free Agency
Tanzel Smart, DT – I am a huge fan of Tanzel Smart, the Louisiana native is a dog in the trenches. I cannot believe the kid is not signed yet. He was with the Bills and he dominated during his time there, but the Bills wanted bigger defensive lineman. Smart will be on a team soon, he has a non-stop motor.
Justin Hardy, WR – I am a fan of Hardy, he is one of the best wideout available. The Falcons did not use him right during his time there. He is working out for the Raiders as we speak, and I would not be shocked if he ends up making the roster.
Ken Crawley, CB – Crawley has starting experience, and teams need corners. When players start getting hurt, you can expect teams to start coming out of the woodwork looking for defensive backs. Crawley is a player who I feel can come in and contribute right away.
Alex Redmond, OG – The Bengals released Redmond yesterday and I think he is better than many teams starting guards right now. Redmond will get signed quickly. He is just 25 years old, expect a team to sign him soon.
Montae Nicholson, S – The former Washington safety was released and to be honest I cannot believe why he has not even received a workout. He is a playmaking safety with speed and tenacity. He should be on a team he is only 24 years old.