Many of you have asked my thoughts on what unrestricted free agents (UFAs) the Dolphins should go after this offseason and my response has been, "Let's see who is on the list before we even have that discussion."
Well, Dolphins In Depth has acquired the complete list of UFAs from the National Football League Players Association. These are merely the UFAs. The restricted free agents (RFAs) will be published on this blog at a later date -- I was too tired to type it all in today.
So here is your homework: Go through the list (yes all of it). Pick out the players you believe might help the Dolphins based on the fact they play in a similar system to what Miami runs, or have the makeup the Dolphins typically value. Or simply pick players because they are great and not terribly old.
Do not include Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha because everyone knows they're great so you wouldn't be discovering any unchartered territory. Then give me your players' names and tell me why you like them.
You asked. Here it is. Go get 'em:
Arizona Cardinals: RB JJ Arrington, LB Monty Beisel, DE Bertrand Berry, OL Elton Brown, CB Ralph Brown, LB Karlos Dansby, P Ben Graham, CB Eric Green, LB Clark Hagans, OL Scott Peters, DE Antonio Smith, RB Terrelle Smith, QB Brian St. Pierre, QB Kurt Warner.
Atlanta Falcons: LB Michael Boley, De Chauncey Davis, CB Domonique Foxworth, OL Wayne Gandy, DT Grady Jackson, LB Tony Gilbert, DT Jason Jefferson, P/K Michael Koenen, S Lawyer Milloy, TE Justin Peelle, TE Marcus Pollard, LB Coy Wire.
Buffalo Bills: OL Kirk Chambers, LB Angelo Crowell, OL Melvin Fowler, CB Jabari Greer, LB Teddy Lehman, QB JP Losman, RB Corey McIntyre, OL Duke Preston, OL Jason Whittle.
Baltimore Ravens: QB Kyle Boller, QB Todd Bouman, OL Jason Brown, WR Terrance Copper, CB Corey Ivy, S Jim Leonhard, LB Ray Lewis, FB Lorenzo Neal, LB Bart Scott, OL Chad Slaughter, K Matt Stover, DE Terrell Suggs, TE Daniel Wilcox.
Chicago Bears: S Mike Brown, QB Rex Grossman, RB Kevin Jones, WR Brandon Lloyd, LB Darrell McClover, S Brandon McGowan, OL Fred Miller, OL John St. Clair, S Cameron Worrell.
Cleveland Browns: S Mike Adams, CB Travis Daniels, LB Andra Davis, TE Darnell Dinkins, OL Lennie Friedman, LB Kris Griffin, CB Daven Holly, S Sean Jones, LB Willie McGinest, OL Seth McKinney, LB Shantee Orr, RB Jason Wright, OL, Scott Young.
Cincinnati Bengals: OL Stacy Andrews, RB Cedric Benson, LB Darryl Blackstock, S Chris Crocker, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, CB Jamar Fletcher, OL Eric Ghiaciuc, K Shayne Graham, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, DT John Thornton.
Carolina Panthers: LB Donte' Curry, OL Jordan Gross, OL Geoff Hangartner, WR Mark Jones, LB, Jason Kyle, OL Frank Omiyale, DE Julius Peppers, LB Adam Seward, DT Darwin Walker.
Denver Broncos: RB Tatum Bell, De Ebenezer Ekuban, De Carlos Hall, WR Darrell Jackson, S Marlon McCree, C Tom Nalen, CB Karl Paymah, DE Kenny Peterson, RB Michael Pittman, TE Jeb Putzier, QB Patrick Ramsey, WR Edell Shepherd, LB Nate Webster.
Dallas Cowboys: OL Joe Berger, QB Brooks Bollinger, DE Chris Canty, S Keith Davis, DT Tank Johnson, LB Carlos Polk, WR Paris Warren.
Detroit Lions: RB Aveion Cason, DT Shaun Cody, WR Keary Colbert, OL Damion Cook, OL George Foster, P/K Jason Hanson, RB Rudi Johnson, Paris Lenon, OL Andy McCollum, WR Shaun McDonald, DT Langston Moore, LB Ryan Nece, RB Moran Norris, QB Dan Orlovsky, TE John Owens, OL Stephen Peterman, DE Corey Smith, CB Stanley Wilson.
Green Bay Packers: DT Colin Cole, DE Mike Montgomery, OL Mark Tauscher.
Houston Texans: S C.C. Brown, TE Mark Bruener, CB DeMarcus Faggins, S Nick Ferguson, OL Scott Jackson, OL Bryan Pittman, CB Dunta Robinson, RB Cecil Sapp, OL Chris White, CB Jimmy Williams, S Eugene Wilson, DT Jeff Zgonina.
Indianapolis Colts: RB Najeh Davenport, S Matt Giordano, LB Tyjuan Hagler, CB Kevin Hayden, CB Keiwan Ratliff, DT Darrell Reid, RB Dominic Rhodes, C Jeff Saturday, DE Josh Thomas.
Jacksonville Jaguars: OL Brad Meester, OL Chris Naeole, Rb Alvin Pearman, LB Mike Peterson, S Pierson Prioleau, S Gerald Sensabaugh, CB Scott Starks, TE Joe Zelenka.
Kansas City Chiefs: LB Jason Babin, LB Rocky Boiman, S Oliver Celestin, OL Adrian Jones, S Jon McGraw, LB Patrick Thomas.
Miami Dolphins: S Yeremiah Bell, T Vernon Carey, ILB Channing Crowder, CB Andre' Goodman, S Renaldo Hill, C Al Johnson, WR Tab Perry, LB Derek Smith.
Minnesota Vikings: DT Kendrick Allen, C Matt Birk, S Michael Boulware, LB Heath Farwell, LB Napoleon Harris, DT Jimmy Kennedy, TE Jim Kleinsasser, CB Benny Sapp, S Darren Sharper, LB Dontarrious Thomas, DE Kenechi Udeze, DT Ellis Wyms.
New England Patriots: QB Matt Cassel, LB Roosevelt Colvin, RB Heath Evans, WR Jabar Gaffney, P/K Chris Hanson, S Rodney Harrison, OL Russ Hochstein, LB Larry Izzo, RB LaMont Jordan, CB Deltha O'Neal, OL Lonie Paxton, S James Sanders, CB Lewis Sanders, LB Junior Seau, KT Kenny Smith, OL Barry Stokes, S Tank Williams, DT Mike Wright.
New Orleans Saints: CB Jeremetrius Butler, TE Mark Campbell, LB Troy Evans, CB Aaron Glenn, K Martin Gramatica, QB Joey Harrington, WR Devery Henderson, S Terrence Holt, DT Antwan Lake, CB Michael Lehan, OL Matt Lehr, DT James Reed, RB Aaron Stecker, OL Jon Stinchcomb, LB Jonathan Vilma,.
New York Giants: S James Butler, P/K John Carney, QB David Carr, RB Brandon Jacobs, DE Jerome McDougle, CB R.W. McQuarters, OL Grey Ruegamer, LB Rich Scanlon, WR Amani Toomer, RB Derrick Ward, QB Anthony Wright, DE Renaldo Wynn.
New York Jets: LB Eric Barton, CB Ahmad Carroll, RB Jesse Chatman, K Jay Feely, TE Bubba Franks, CB Ty Law, DT C.J. Mosley, K Mike Nugent, CB Hank Poteat, S J.R. Reed, RB Tony Richardson, LB Cody Spencer.
Oakland Raiders: CB Nnamdi Asomugha, S Rashad Baker, OL Carlisle Cooper, WR Drew Carter, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, Cb Chris Johnson, DT William Joseph, P Shane Lechler, WR Ashley Lelie, CB Justin Miller, TE Tony Stewart, QB Marques Tuiasosopo, LB Sam Williams.
Philadelphia Eagles: RB Correll Buckhalter, S Sean Considine, S Brian Dawkins, CB Joselio Hanson, RT Jon Runyan, TE L.J. Smith, OL Tra Thomas.
Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Charlie Batch, P Mitch Berger, CB Fernando Bryant, OL Trai Essex, LB Keyaron Rox, LB Andre Frazier, OL Chris Kemoeatu, QB Byron Leftwich, CB Bryant McFadden, DE Orpheus Roye, OL Marvel Smith, OL Max Starks, WR Nate Washington.
San Diego Chargers: OL Kynan Forney, OL Mike Goff, LB Marques Harris, OL Jeremy Newbarry, RB Darren Sproles.
San Francisco 49ers: TE Billy Bajema, DT Damane Duckett, DT Ron Fields, RB DeShaun Foster, DE Roderick Green, WR Bryant Johnson, QB Jamie Martin, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, CB Allen Rossum, TE Sean Ryan, LB Takeo Spikes, CB Donald Stickland.
St. Louis Rams: S Oshiomogho Atogwe, CB Ronald Bartell, Cb Fakir Brown, CB Jason Craft, OL Anthony Davis, DT La'Roi Glover, OL Adam Goldberg, OL Brandon Gorin, WR Dante' Hall, OL Nick Leckey, WR Dane Looker, CB Ricky Manning, RB Travis Minor, DE Eric Moore, OL Rob Petitti, C Brett Romberg, LB Gary Stills, OL Cory Withrow.
Seattle Seahawks: DT Rocky Bernard, WR Bobby Engram, QB Charlie Frye, G Chris Gray, DT Howard Green, TE Will Heller, LB Leroy Hill, LB D.D. Lewis, LB Wes Mallard, OL Steve McKinney, RB Maurice Morris, TE Jeff Robinson, WR Koren Robinson, RB Leonard Weaver, OL Ray Willis, OL Pork Chop Womack.
Tampa Bay Bucs: S Will Allen, WR Antonio Bryant, CB Phillip Buchanon, DE Kevin Carter, LB Pat Chukwurah, QB Jeff Garcia, WR Cortez Hankerton, DT Jovan Haye, QB Luke McCown, S Jermaine Phillips, DT Ryan Sims, TE Jeremy Stevens.
Tennessee Titans: K Rob Bironas, CB Chris Carr, QB Kerry Collins, S Vincent Fuller, DT Albert Haynesworth, P Craig Hentrich, CB Reynaldo Hill, WR Brandon Jones, CB Eric King, OL Daniel Loper, WR Justin McCareins, CB Tyrone Poole, TE Bo Scaife, QB Chris Simms.
Washington Redskins: LS Ethan Albright, DT Ryan Boschetti, LB Khary Campbell, De Demetric Evans, OL Jason Fabini, LB Alfred Fincher, S Mike Green, CB DeAngelo Hall, G Pete Kendall.