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5 NFL Notable Veterans Who Are Still Unemployed

5 Notable NFL Veterans Who Are Still Unemployed

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There are still a handful of quality NFL veterans who remain unemployed and could be brought in as last-minute additions to any team that needs depth and experience. Take a look at five notable players who are still anxiously awaiting a phone call.

5. TE Jermichael Finley

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5. TE Jermichael Finley

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Tight end Jermichael Finley still wants to end his prolific NFL career on a high note. Suffering a severe neck injury last season, he's still capable of making big plays like he's always been known to. Aside from questioning his health, Finley is still a viable option on any offense for his experience and play-making skills.

4. WR Josh Cribbs

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4. WR Josh Cribbs

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Wide receiver Josh Cribbs enjoyed much success with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets as a speedy special teams returner. He's unemployed at the moment and could definitely be picked up to provide a much-needed spark to any special teams unit. He's said to be cleared of injuries, including that nagging shoulder issue that sidelined him last season with the Jets.

3. CB Asante Samuel

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3. CB Asante Samuel

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Cornerback Asante Samuel was once a perennial anchor in the defensive secondary of the New England Patriots. Since those glory Super Bowl winning days, Samuel has been bouncing around teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons but is unemployed at the moment looking for a new home. While he might not be a top cornerback like before, he's still able to mentor those around him towards greatness.

2. S Ed Reed

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2. S Ed Reed

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Safety Ed Reed will go down in NFL history as one of the best defenders to play his position. Mainly known for his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens, Reed has been plagued with injuries for the past few years as a member of the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He still has a little gas left in the tank, and perhaps a mentoring/backup role would be a good option for him as he's unemployed waiting for the right fit.

1. QB Tim Tebow

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1. QB Tim Tebow

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Quarterback Tim Tebow is the most notable NFL veteran leading the pack for anxiously awaiting any team considering to bring him into the mix. Tebow is passionate about still being a starting quarterback and refuses to give up on his dreams. He's been available for a while now, but teams probably don't want to bring him in for the media circus he brings. Regardless, for any team needing a starting quarterback, his cell phone is fully charged.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google