15 big-name offensive free agents still on the streets

4/30/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA;  New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) runs the ball after a catch during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Bills beat the Jets 28 to 9.  Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY SportsWR Braylon Edwards: Hasn't made a single free agent visit, and the only team that has expressed any interest at all are the Jets, whose receiving core is nothing to be proud of. The 30-year-old caught ten passes for 125 yards in three games for the Jets last season. He led the Jets in receiving with 904 yards in 2010.

OT Tyson Clabo: After receiving a $25 million contract just two years ago, the Falcons cut this Pro Bowl right tackle to clear space for a Matt Ryan contract extension. Grading out as the fifth best right tackle in 2012 (according to Pro Football Focus), Clabo still has plenty to contribute. The team most heavily linked to Clabo has been the Cowboys, who have also expressed interest in this next free agent...

OT Eric Winston: The Chiefs surprisingly cut Winston - Pro Football Focus' ninth best right tackle - in March, and the 29-year-old has been talking to a number of teams since then. The current frontrunner for his services appears to be the Dolphins, who Winston will work out for on Wednesday. Other interested teams include the Cowboys and Titans.

WR Laurent Robinson: After suffering four concussions in 2012, Robinson's 2013 status is currently uncertain. However, Robinson is just two years removed from an 11 touchdown campaign when he got a chance to shine thanks to injuries to the Cowboys' receiving core. The breakout season earned him a five-year, $32.5 million contract from the Jaguars, but they were forced to release him due to his lingering concussion symptoms. The Cowboys are in search of a No. 3 receiver, and have expressed interest in potentially bringing Robinson back.

WR Josh Cribbs: Despite Cribbs sensational ability in the return game, he has never been able to become a consistently reliable offensive player. He did, however, manage 41 catches for 518 yards in 2011, so the potential to be a contributor is there. He is currently rehabbing a torn meniscus, and won't draw serious interest until he is healthy. Though his prowess in the return game has been limited by rule changes, he will likely sign with a team in search of a kick returner.

RB Felix Jones: Given a dream opportunity when DeMarco Murray went down in 2012, Jones flopped badly, finishing the season with a yards per carry mark of 3.6. A lengthy injury history and a poor 2012 campaign will limit interest in Jones, but he can contribute in the passing game and led the league in yards per carry four years ago. He'll go somewhere as a backup/rotational back.

RB Beanie Wells: After an injury plagued 2012 in which he averaged only 2.7 yards per carry, Wells was released by the Cardinals, who were wary of his balky knees. He visited the Steelers, whose doctors failed Wells miserably during his physical. Injury concerns will likely keep Wells from getting any guaranteed money, but this is a back who ran for 1,047 yards and ten touchdowns in 2011. He'll draw some interest once he can prove he is healthy.
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