5 remaining Free Agents to make a difference on your team
Teams are anxiously awaiting the start of training camp followed by preseason football.
Rosters are beginning to take shape, but it’s only a matter of time until that once polished roster becomes a depth chart of red lines due to injuries.
Most teams will scour the market watching other teams drop players, but here are 10 free agents that could make a difference on your team.
Willis McGahee – RB
McGahee has proved to the doubters from the beginning when he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills. Now at 32 years young, he’s coming off another significant knee injury.
Set to make $2.5 million in 2013 the Denver Broncos released their two-year starter. McGahee is reportedly 100% with no restrictions.
A team like the New York Giants could benefit from the services and determination McGahee plays with.
Brandon Lloyd – WR
Lloyd was released by the New England Patriots due to a $3 million dollar roster bonus. He never panned out or became what the Patriots were searching for, but he was somewhat productive with 74 catches, 911 yards, and four touchdowns.
Since being released on March 16th, Lloyd hasn’t received much interest.
Multiple reports state Lloyd’s erratic behavior could be based on a bi-polar mental condition. With the proper medication Lloyd could be a serviceable second option for a team in need.
John Abraham – DE
Abraham is a four-time Pro Bowler and recorded 10 sacks for the Atlanta Falcons last season.
A former first-round selection he recorded double digit sacks six times in his 13-year career.
According to NFL.com, most of Abraham’s sacks came against some of the worst players statistically on the offensive line, but numbers are numbers and there are a number of DE’s that did not accumulate 10 sacks last season.
Vonta Leach – FB
Days of running behind a full back are in jeopardy, but if that’s the system a team is going to use, there aren’t many better options out there than Vonta Leach.
The Miami Dolphins have been rumored to be interested, but the Ravens and Giants are also in the market.
Brandon Moore – G
Moore spent 11 years with the New York Jets and unfortunately he will only be remembered for the infamous “butt-fumble” with Mark Sanchez. Despite the incident, he was a respected leader and key player for the Jets making the Pro Bowl in 2011.
ProFootballFocus.com placed Moore No. 78 overall in their ranking of the top 100 players from the 2012 NFL season.