Top NFL Free Agents: DT
1. Paul Soliai, Miami Dolphins – (RESIGNED with Miami)
Soliai is one of the best run stuffing NT in the league. He was Miami’s franchise player last year and was paid more than 12 million last year. I doubt he makes that much on the market but Soliai will be a hot commodity.
2. Red Bryant, Seattle Seahawks – (RESIGNED with Seattle)
Red Bryant is a 4-3 DT who can double as a 3-4 DE. Bryant is still emerging as one of the most dominate interior DL in the league. Teams looking to help their run defense will go hard after Bryant.
3. Jason Jones, Tennessee Titans – (SIGNED with Seattle)
Jones took a step back this season. Jones is a young penetrating tackle who in the right scheme can be a very good player.
4. Sione Pouha, New York Jets – (RESIGNED with NYJ)
If Pouha was younger he would be higher on the list. Pouha is a similar player to Soliai expect he is 33 years old. I expect the Jets to do everything to retain his rights.
5. Cory Redding, Baltimore Ravens – (SIGNED with Indianapolis)
Redding is a 3-4 DE who is better as a run stuffer than pass rusher.
6. Kendall Langford, Miami Dolphins – (SIGNED with St. Louis)
Miami is switching to a 4-3 so Langford is no longer a fit. Langford will attract 3-4 teams looking for a young DE.
7. Broderick Bunkley, Denver Broncos – (SIGNED with New Orleans)
Bunkley is another DT who can’t rush the passer, but can be solid in run support. Denver has no one at the ST position besides him, so I look for them to bring him back.
8. Aubrayo Franklin, New Orleans Saints – (SIGNED with San Diego)
Franklin’s best fit is as a 3-4 NT. He was a little miscast in the Saints defense and should look to get back with a 3-4 team
9. Derek Landri, Philadelphia Eagles – (RESIGNED with Philadelphia)
Unlike other tackles on this list Landri is one who can provide a little pass rush. He’s a good fit with the Eagles and might end up staying
10. Antonio Garay, San Diego Chargers – (RESIGNED with San Diego)
Garay is a 3-4 only player who can play nose tackle or end.
11. Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh Steelers – (RESIGNED with Steelers)
Hampton is a massive NT who is recovering from a torn ACL. He really only fits a few teams and should be back with the Steelers.
12. Shaun Rogers, New Orleans Saints – (SIGNED with New York Giants)
13. Amobi Okoye, Chicago Bears – (SIGNED with Tampa Bay)
14. Letroy Guion, Minnesota Vikings – (RESIGNED with Minnesota)
15. Marcus Thomas, Denver Broncos – (RESIGNED with Denver)
16. Rocky Bernard, New York Giants – (RESIGNED with New York Giants)
17. Gerard Warren, New England Patriots – (RESIGNED with New England)
18. Kelly Gregg, Kansas City Chiefs
19. Adam Carriker, Washington Redskins – (RESIGNED with Washington)
20. Anthony Hargrove, Seattle Seahawks – (SIGNED with Green Bay)
21. Trevor Laws, Philadelphia Eagles – (SIGNED with St. Louis)
22. Amon Gordon, Kansas City Chiefs – (RESIGNED with Kansas City)
23. Kedric Golston, Washington Redskins – (RESIGNED with Washington)
24. CJ Mosely, Jacksonville Jaguars – (RESIGNED with Jacksonville)
25. Howard Green, Green Bay Packers