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The 15 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available Before Training Camp

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The 15 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available Before Training Camp

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Free agency trackers have died down since the draft ended, but there are viable NFL free agents left in the market. Although these guys weren't signed during the first wave of the free agency period, they can provide value to an NFL roster heading into training camp.

Here are the 15 best NFL free agents who are still available prior to training camp.

15. Brian Waters, OL

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15. Brian Waters, OL

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Waters was recently let go from Dallas after his second stint with the Cowboys. At 37, Waters’ career could be coming to a close after a season-ending triceps injury in October. When the Cowboys drafted Zack Martin to play guard, Waters' days in Dallas appeared numbered.

14. Stewart Bradley, LB

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14. Stewart Bradley, LB

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Bradley is coming off an injury-plagued season with the Denver Broncos where he was believed to be the starting MLB. Unfortunately, Bradley never saw the field in a regular season game for Denver and is currently a free agent. Bradley is a tough linebacker who is able to stop the run and defend the pass.

13. James Harrison, LB

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13. James Harrison, LB

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Harrison’s play has declined in recent seasons for both the Steelers and Bengals. Teams seeking to bolster their pass rush could be looking Harrison’s way, but at this point not many teams have come calling for the Kent State product.

12. Michael Bush, RB

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12. Michael Bush, RB

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Bush is coming off a 2013 season that ended with a stint on the IR. Unfortunately, this also seemingly ended his tenure with the Chicago Bears. Teams looking for a solid backup RB should be looking Bush’s way.

11. Dustin Keller, TE

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11. Dustin Keller, TE

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Much like fellow TE Jermichael Finley, Keller is coming off a severe injury. Keller’s significant knee injury suffered before the 2013 season has been a tough rehab, but teams have expressed interest in signing the 29 year old. According to reports, Keller’s knee is completely healed, but no team has offered him a contract.

10. Paul Angerer, LB

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10. Paul Angerer, LB

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When D’Qwell Jackson was signed during the offseason, the Colts were able to let go of Angerer. Angerer, 27, has had injuries for the past two seasons, including a knee injury that ended his 2013 season. Over the past four seasons, Angerer started 39 games for Indianapolis, and is still searching for a team with a need at inside linebacker.

9. J'Marcus Webb, OL

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9. J'Marcus Webb, OL

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Webb is one of the younger available free agents. He has reportedly had a few tryouts, but hasn’t been able to join a team prior to camp. Webb has played for the Bears, and spent last season with the Vikings. He's started 44 games over four seasons.

8. Eric Winston, OL

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8. Eric Winston, OL

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The current President of the NFL Players’ Association is still without a team, but talks about where he will sign have heated up recently. One of the possible teams is Baltimore, where the Ravens are in need of help on the offensive line. At 30, Winston has some good years left and would be an asset to any team looking to add a tackle.

7. Santonio Holmes, WR

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7. Santonio Holmes, WR

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Holmes’ career is seemingly on its last legs, and injuries hindered his 2012 and 2013 seasons. Holmes’ Super Bowl-winning catch seems like a distant memory, but Holmes showed he’s a team player when in 2013 he restructured his contract with the Jets.

6. Terrell Thomas, CB

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6. Terrell Thomas, CB

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Thomas is one of the top cornerbacks still available, and it’s surprising to see him without a team this far into the offseason. Thomas’ numbers weren’t overly impressive in 2013, totaling 67 tackles and one interception, but Thomas would be a viable option as a third or fourth cornerback. Knee injuries in the 2011 and 2012 seasons could be a factor in teams’ decisions to not bring him into training camp.

5. Asante Samuel, CB

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5. Asante Samuel, CB

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Samuel has consistently been a top corner in the NFL, playing for the Patriots, Eagles and Falcons, but he is now looking for his fourth team in his 12-year career. At 33, Samuel has found the market to be tough, and his age may indicate that he’s lost a step. At the very least, Samuel could provide mentorship to younger players in a team's secondary.

4. Bryant McKinnie, OL

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4. Bryant McKinnie, OL

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McKinnie is searching for a new team, and although he has been adamant in the past about playing left tackle, he has mentioned that he would return to the Dolphins playing on the right side. He may have lost a step, but McKinnie’s past career should be enough to get him into a team’s training camp.

3. Jermichael Finley, TE

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3. Jermichael Finley, TE

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Finley is still awaiting medical clearance on a severe spinal cord injury sustained last season. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has stated that Finley will be welcome in Green Bay should he be able to suit up in 2014. If Finley is cleared to play, Green Bay could be the only suitor for the veteran tight end.

2. Davin Joseph, OL

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2. Davin Joseph, OL

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Top offensive linemen are finding it tough to latch on with a team this offseason; former Buccaneer Davin Joseph isn’t fairing much better. His six million dollar base salary paired with a recent knee injury could deter teams from signing the eight-year pro, especially to become a backup.

1. Kevin Williams, DL

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1. Kevin Williams, DL

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Williams has played his entire career in Minnesota, and has reportedly said that he will retire if he isn’t offered the right contract. At 33, it wouldn’t be surprising if Williams were to walk away, but finding defensive tackles who are NFL-caliber are tough. Expect Williams to be in camp in 2014.