NFL training camps are around the corner, and with plenty of teams still looking to fill some of their needs, the market remains stocked with talented free agents. There are notable players with well-rounded resumes still on the street; let's take a look at some of the stand outs.
Here are some of the top available free agents, according to NFL.com.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick – the Harvard product is entering his 12th season in the NFL and posted a career-high 31 passing touchdowns this past season with the New York Jets. Fitzpatrick is most likely the best quarterback remaining in free agency, so if the Jets aren't willing to make him an offer he likes, another team will likely swoop in for his services.
Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin – Boldin is a crafty veteran who has made a name for himself in the NFL. His strong hands and aptness to locate the ball would serve well on a contending team. Boldin has said he's searching for another title, and the league's title contenders could be looking for a player with his veteran experience. After being a part of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens and a contending Forty Niners team, it'll be interesting to see where this established wide receiver lands.
Defensive Back Donte Whitner –Whitner had a good two seasons with Cleveland where he had a combined 186 tackles over his two years. At age 30, teams aren't willing to offer a lot, but he definitely still maintains value.
Linebacker Dwight Freeney –A seasoned veteran with a lot of experience in the NFL, Freeney is going into his 15th season. While Freeney's best days might be behind him, he can be an intelligent presence that pays dividends on a young team.
Cornerback Leon Hall –He's a cornerback that has played for the Cincinnati Bengals his entire career, and has proved to be a solid role player the past eight years. After finishing the 2015 season with a touchdown and two interceptions, he could be a good piece for a team trying to integrate a veteran into its rotation.
Inside Linebacker Zach Brown –Brown had an outstanding rookie season in 2012 with a combined 93 tackles, three interceptions, and two touchdowns – the young man made some noise. Brown can ignite a defense with his speed, and could be a guy worth taking a chance on.
Wide Receiver Roddy White –The 11 year Falcons veteran is on the market. White wasn't a major component in the Falcons scheme last season and his frustration appeared to surface. He hasn't had a 1,000-yard season since 2012 and being one of the older players in free agency doesn't benefit him. He's a savvy player and would be a positive presence in a locker room.
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie –Cromartie has been a good ball hawk, during his time in the league. He's made New York his home for the past five seasons, with a brief stint in Arizona. The corner can still produce on a professional level.
Running Back Reggie Bush –The former USC star is in need of a home. Bush came in the league with all the talent in the world and has dissipated into a backup. He's only rushed for 1,000 yards twice in his career, but he's a respectable pass catcher out of the backfield.
Guard Jahri Evans –Evans is about to begin his 10th NFL season and has started every game since coming into the league. He's a serviceable guard and could still be a solid piece on a decent team.