NFL training camps are expected to open July 28 and there are a handful of free agents still waiting for deals. You have guys like Lesean McCoy just hoping to get that call for a couple more years and then you have guys like Jadeveon Clowney just waiting for teams to put their final offers on the table as a bidding war has broken out for his services.
Clowney is clearly the big prize still out there. The Browns, Seahawks and Raiders are reportedly teams that have offered him deals, but the Raiders offer might be the weakest of the two or three out there.
Let’s take a look at guys still available and their recent body of work:
Jadeveon Clowney DE, Age: 27 – Three Pro Bowls; started 11 regular season games & two playoff games in Seattle during 2019
Trumaine Johnson CB, Age: 30 – He’s two-years removed from signing a five-year, $72.5 million contract with the New York Jets; missed game time due to ankle injury in 2019
Everson Griffen DE, Age: 32 – Four Pro Bowls on his resume; made 15 starts in 2019; opted out of his contract with the Vikings
Marcell Dareus DT, Age: 30 – Played in six games and underwent core surgery in 2019; Jags declined contract option
Reshad Jones SS, Age: 32 – Has 113 starts on his resume, but played in only four games in 2019 and ended the season on injured reserve via a chest/rib injury; has 21 career INTs
Antonio Brown WR, Age: 31 – You know the talent and you know the troubles. Teams, including the Redskins, have kicked the tires this summer and he’s gone through a revival at Deion’s Texas ranch; Is Seattle the destination? Pete Carroll tried to revive Josh Gordon’s career, is AB next?
Logan Ryan DB, Age: 29 – Two Super Bowls, 16 starts for the Titans in 2019 and four INTs; he’s just waiting around for his next contract which should come soon
Larry Warford G, Age: 29 – He’s racked up three-straight Pro Bowls; has 101 career starts and is durable
Vontaze Burfict LB, Age: 29 – Had more trouble with the league office in 2019; said in the spring that he still wants to play; vows to change his ways to keep his career going
Eric Reid S, Age: 28 – Made 16 starts in 2019, but the Panthers are under new leadership and Reid’s out; 12th in the league with 130 tackles
Devonta Freeman RB, Age: 28 – Coming off 14 starts, 656 rushing yards and 6 TDs rushing/receiving; Passed on a deal with the Seahawks and claims he’s prepared to sit out the 2020 season
Jabaal Sheard DE, Age: 31 – Made 13 starts for the Colts in 2019; contributed 4.5 sacks
Delanie Walker TE, Age: 35 – One more year for Walker? Feels like we’ve been saying that for a couple years, but the 3x Pro Bowler keeps finding work; played in seven games and had 21 catches for the Titans in 2019
LeSean McCoy RB, Age: 31 – Back to the Eagles for one more year? Could come down to Freeman and McCoy for the Eagles at running back.