All of the major players have been signed, re-signed or tagged at this point. Manning in Denver, Orton, Campbell and Flynn have all found shiny new digs, even Henne, Garrard and Edwards have found employment already.
So, what's left? The biggest name is probably Alex Smith, but I'm pretty certain he'll re-sign with San Fran and get on with it. The only other players that might garner some interest are young, career backups like Dennis Dixon, Josh Johnson and Brian Hoyer. Will any team that hasn't found a QB yet and misses out in the draft end up making a play for one of these guys after the draft?
There's only one RB that hasn't already signed that I would spend some money on, and that's Michael Bush. In reality though, there are elite backs like Peterson, Jones-Drew and a couple others, and then there's everybody else. And the everybody else category come a dime a dozen.
I mean really, besides Bush, who would you risk spending money on? Kevin Smith? Had a great game last season, but is constantly hurt. Cedric Benson? Brandon Jacobs? These two have reached the wrong side of 30, and there's usually no return from that. Hightower can make things happen, he would be a nice complement if you already have Peterson or Michael Turner or Stephen Jackson.
What about at fullback? Is Jacob Hester worth a shot? Owen Schmitt? At least these two still have age on their side, so maybe. I'm a little intrigued by Tony Fiametta in Dallas, but at the same time I'm sure he will remain in Dallas.
Jackson to Tampa, Lloyd to New England, Manningham to San Fran, Carlson to Minnesota. Hell, even Randy Moss is back to perfecting his craft, or something like that.
There's simply nothing less, unless you feel Mike Wallace is worth giving up your first rounder for. The guys that Manningham and Moss are replacing might be the best options left at this point, Braylon Edwards and Tedd Ginn (at least he can return kicks). Maybe Steve Smith can return to being a pass-catching machine. Maybe Mark Clayton can return from injury as he was finally starting to emerge before it.
The tight end cupboard is just as bare, with Carlson and Boss signed. There's Dallas Clark, who's 32 and Jacob Tamme, neither of whom have proven they can play without Manning. But then again, Denver is in desperate need of a pass catching TE, and they did just sign some new guy, so maybe.
The best signings that weren't re-signings would have to be Carl Nicks and Eric Winston by the Bucs and Texans. Scott Wells going to St. Louis was good too, but not as good as Nicks simply because of his age.
I wouldn't touch Jeff Saturday or Dan Kloppen with 20 foot poles, bit Marcus McNeill still intrigues me, despite injuries. Otherwise, I think Bills T Demetrius Bell might be the best left of the bunch.
As long as you don't overspend on Kam Wimbley, I think he can be a good signing. I couldn't not hear the name Mark Anderson whenever I watched a Pats game, but at almost 30, I'd be very careful to spend money on a guy who's played well one season in his career. Hey, Jamaal Anderson is available! At DT, there are a couple names that may still intrigue the right wallet. OF course, there's Albert Haynesworth, and SOMEbody is going to say they can return him to glory and give it their best. There's Sammie Lee Hill, obviously a back-up to Suh and Fairley but could start on several other teams. Brodrick Bunkley actually became a bit of a force, and Luis Castillo is still around. If healthy, he's a solid addition to most teams.
The inside LB market has been slow to move, but will probably get rolling really soon. The best of the bunch? David Hawthorne, Stephen Tulloch and Curtis Lofton. Any team that wants to make a run and is otherwise well stocked would be stupid not to sign London Fletcher, even at 37. Besides them, we still have players like Jameel McClain, Bradie James and Barrett Ruud.
Outside LB still has a few players left unclaimed as well, guys like Rocky McIntosh, Manny Lawson and Erin Henderson. Leroy Hill is almost 30, but I wouldn't mind him on my team for a year or two. That's really about it, though.
There really isn't anything left at CB until you get to Super Bowl hero Tracy Porter. He could be a decent #2 for most teams. Aaron Ross, Marcus Trufan, Chris Carr, William Gay? They all might have been names at some point, but I wouldn't trust any of them these days beyond nickel duty. William Middleton may be the best name left in this otherwise extremely thin market.
Corner is thing, but safety is nearly non-existant at this point. Leohnard? Atogwe? Well maybe if he can return to some semblance of health. Sean Jones? Deon Grant? Yeah, nothing to see here folks, might as well let everyone hang on to their own.