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Complete list of restricted free agents according to NFLPA

A few years ago the New England Patriots identified a restricted free agent they truly liked -- thanks to a recommendation from a friend of Bill Belichick named Nick Saban -- and they went after the player.

No, they didn't end up signing Wes Welker as a restricted free agent. But they did work out a trade for him with the Miami Dolphins.

That was 2007. Restricted free agency has seen precious few players changing teams since then despite the success Welker has had with New England. The fact is as draft picks have become more valuable (based on the fact rookies now make less) fewer teams are willing to give draft pick compensation for players that will also come with new contracts.

Nonetheless, the NFL Players Association collects the list of players that do not have four years in the league but are out of contract as restricted free agents.

Here is that list:


AF Palmer, Michael TE 3

AF Smith, Antone RB 3

BB Brown, Colin OL 3

BB Jones, Donald WR 3

BB Nelson, David WR 3

BR Cox, Morgan OL 3

BR Dickson, Ed TE 3

BR Harewood, Ramon OL 3

BR Jones, Art DT 3

BR Pitta, Dennis TE 3

BR Reed, Brandon WR 3

CHB Collins, Nate DT 3

CLB Ogbonnaya, Chris RB 3

CLB Williams, Eddie RB 3

CNB Miles, Jeromy S 3

CNB Quinn, Richard TE 3

CP Neblett, Andre DT 3

CP Ness, Nate S 3

DB Ball, Lance RB 3

DB Clark, Chris OL 3

DB Colquitt, Britton P/K 3

DB Gronkowski, Chris RB 3

DC Costa, Phil OL 3

DC McCray, Danny S 3

DL Fox, Jason OL 3

DL Spievey, Amari S 3

DL Young, Willie DE 3

GBP Crabtree, Tom TE 3

GBP Dietrich-Smith, Evan OL 3

GBP Francois, Rob LB 3

GBP Shields, Sam CB 3

GBP Zombo, Frank LB 3

HT Gardner, Andrew OL 3

IC Edds, A.J. LB 3

IC Linkenbach, Jeff OL 3

IC Olsen, Seth OL 3

IC Vaughn, Cassius CB 3

JJ Bolen, Brock RB 3

JJ Bosworth, Kyle LB 3

JJ Estes, John OL 3

JJ Potter, Zach TE 3

JJ Selvie, George DE 3

JJ Shipley, Jordan WR 3

KCC Rucker, Martin TE 3

MD Amaya, Jonathon S 3

MD Mastrud, Jeron TE 3

MD McCann, Bryan CB 3

MD Moore, Marlon WR 3

MD Spitler, Austin LB 3

MV Jefferson, A.J. CB 3

MV Kropog, Troy OL 3

NEP Fletcher, Dane LB 3

NEP Hoomanawanui, Michael TE 3

NOS De La Puente, Brian OL 3

NOS Drescher, Justin OL 3

NOS Galette, Junior DE 3

NOS Ivory, Chris RB 3

NYG Brown, Andre RB 3

NYG Brown, Stevie S 3

NYG Cruz, Victor WR 3

NYG Pascoe, Bear TE 3

NYG Torain, Ryan RB 3

NYJ Cumberland, Jeff TE 3

NYJ Howard, Austin OL 3

NYJ Mauga, Joshua LB 3

NYJ Purdum, Tanner OL 3

OR Adams, Phillip CB 3

PE Anderson, Colt S 3

PS Dwyer, Jonathan RB 3

PS Kapinos, Jeremy P/K 3

PS McLendon, Steve DT 3

PS Redman, Isaac RB 3

PS Sanders, Emmanuel WR 3

PS Sylvester, Stevenson LB 3

SDC Ajirotutu, Seyi WR 3

SDC Alexander, Danario WR 3

SDC Brinkley, Curtis RB 3

SDC Windt, Mike OL 3

SF Brock, Tramaine CB 3

SF McBath, Darcel CB 3

SLR Cole, Justin LB 3

SLR Cudjo, Jermelle DT 3

SLR Stewart, Darian S 3

SS Butler, Deon WR 3

SS Gresham, Clint OL 3

SS Maragos, Chris S 3

SS McDonald, Clinton DE 3

TBB Blount, LeGarrette RB 3

TBB Cutrera, Jacob LB 3

TBB Te'o-Nesheim, Daniel DE 3

TT Velasco, Fernando OL 3

WR Baker, Chris DT 3

WR Banks, Brandon WR 3

WR Jackson, Rob DE 3

WR Paulsen, Logan TE 3

WR Sundberg, Nick OL 3

WR Young, Darrel RB 3


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Theo, this team has got to retain ALL of them. We cant afford to lose players.....and expect Ireland to replace them.

Shula's biggest mistake was sticking with Marino too long after he realized he was a choker.

I like Patterson over Allen. He seems more fluid and more elusive, and I believe he is a bit faster.


If you say one more negative thing about Marino...I will drop your pants and spank your buns at the mall!!!

But I guess that is what you are fishing for here....try www.spankmybootie.com

Dis here be a football blog.



Marino was 1-10 in road playoff games. He couldnt handle adversity. He couldnt go into a hostile environment and win.



Congrats to HOFer Bill Parcells who engineered the biggest turnaround in NFL history with the Dolphins and led 4 different teams to the playoffs.

Phen, but would you go down on Marino if he whipped it out?

Sure you would!

The more I'm watching and reading up on the WR's, the more convinved I am that I wouldn't use the 12th pick on them.

It's still early and the combine numbers change everything. I'm passing at 12 and hoping for Patterson to slide to me in the 2nd round.

Patterson is a Jr and a JUCO transfer who only played one season at Tennessee. He had 46 rec. - 778 yards and 5 td's.

Terrance Williams - Baylor, is the other guy I would consider in the 2nd. He Redshirted and steadily improved for the next 4 seasons. He put up some great numbers.

As a Senior: 97 for 1,832 yards. 18.9 yd avg. and 12 TD's.


With all due respect, you can do what Ralu says Phen would do to Marino.

Just Suck It you Little Be-Atch!

And NO ALoco, you won't get pregnant from swallowing!




odin why do you have to be so disgusting all the time? Are you 14? Can't you stick to football or do you have to constantly spout adolescent sexual crapola?

odin at what point in your life will you seek dignity? never?


Posted by: POW | February 02, 2013 at 11:31 PM

You're the one that likes to stick things in your mouth!

Things Monkey Boys boyfriend says to him:

Just eat it beatch, I won't let you choke to death.

"Other" things Monkey Boys boyfriend says to him:

Come on, it's OK if you do, I know CPR!

Oh the Sweet Nothings that are whispered in the John at the Rainbow Room!

Hey Monkey Boy, it's been awhile. How are you doing?

Did you ever get your operation or are you still "Undecided"?

The Best of Both Worlds to YOU my Friend!

ValHalla and Good Luck with your Surgery!

This lightening quick(dullard)computer gangster is still trying to think of a response for my post at 11:26.

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odin = diahrrea mixed with vomit.

Monkey Boy you ain't fooling anyone. Check the record, I was posting about football.

Then YOU had to grace us with your Gayness!

Just go light up your favorite aroma candles, get in the tub and try to scrub your knees off!

And don't you cry either when you're soaking in the tub! You know how much that upsets Mario you little sissy. So DON'T!

This lightening quick(dullard)computer gangster is still trying to think of a response for my post at 11:26.

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Posted by: odinseye | February 02, 2013 at 11:53 PM

odin = diahrrea mixed with vomit.

Posted by: Queen Anne | February 02, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

I told YOU!

I TOLD you!

It took Monkey Boy 30 minutes to think of diahrea!

ROTFLMAO - Just like Fish in a Barrel!

odorslime, keep up the good work, i really admire your posts.

I see Odin ruined the blog again.


I stepped out and just got back catching your earlier posts. I think much like with the Wild Cat the read option can be stifled by rushing the pitch man. It seems NFL teams forgot how UM put the SMACKDOWN back in the day on the Wishbone happy Sooners and Cornhuskers. This variation now called the read option is NO REVELATION by any stretch except for the fact the QB has more downfield options instead of everybody behind the formation.

In the Monday Night game played by Carolina and the Giants earlier this Yr. I felt that N.Y. laid out a blueprint by ignoring the option and rushing Cam to the tune of about 8 Sacks and 20 knockdowns or so but then again Newton doesn't have the downfield weapons outside of the aging Smith and when he was out of the equation it was lights out.

Like I said in the earlier post you copied a piece out of, I believe the team that controls the line and allows the LB's to flow to the ball will win. I believe S.F. has an edge given that while these teams outside of QB are carbon copies the 49ers are younger and faster, plus have an overwhelming advantage in the run game with Gore and L.James behind that OL.

I will however say that this one can go either way depending on who can get over the top deep middle on the opponents Safety's because in a game like this it may come down to that one big play by either side.

Odin you have the insight of a moron.


By the way been a while hope the Holidays were good to you, cool catching up on some Football!

I will however say that this one can go either way

Posted by: fin4life | February 03, 2013 at 12:20 AM

All games can go either way. On any given Sunday....

Sports are like the performing arts. You can train and prepare to the highest standard, but there is no getting around sometimes you just have an off night. It's fun, but meaningless in the end.

Rarely does the best team win the SB. Bad calls change too many games. Many times the strongest team just has an off day on SB day.

..Fin4life..Your post about stopping the read option forgot one huge fator. You have to stop the run. That is what makes this formstion so formidable. Yeah hit the quarterback, hit him everytime. But that takes a defender away from any sort of responsibility, takes him out of his "lane" so to say. The Niners, the Skins are so effective because they can run it. So while we saw the Pats do this to Tebow, they could because he was no pass threat. It didn't matter.

With Kaep, with RGIII, and even Cam last year, and the second half of this year when Carolina figured out there run issues. It isn't just as simple as your suggestion. I would bet that in tommorows game, that if the Niners running backs do not get going. The read option is going to suffer. i would bet that if the Ravens turn Kaepernick into a pocket passer..The Ravens win. The whole offense is predicated off counter runs, and play action passes. The Rams are the only team that had them figured out. Look at the run stats in those games(from the backs)..

By the way odin I would drop my 2 cents on the Marino isn't ELITE debate you had going earlier but you more or less said it all.

Lets see a GERIATRIC OL, NO RB to speak of EVER! (meaning ZERO play action) and the worst excuse anybody not named Fouts had to deal with in terms of D.

Disappeared in BIG GAMES?????????????

Anybody making that statement forgets Marino with an aging Duper up in Buffalo in the PLayoffs were we were getting ready to tie the game before Mark Logan fumbled away the ball putting us 2 TD's back.

S.D. had there S.B. game thanks to the Stoyanovich miss but don't forget the Keith Jackson forward lateral (to this day I wonder what he was thinking) to Fryer making that Kick 10 yards longer

There was that classic duel between him and Montana then with the Chiefs also Playoffs were he pulls it out with a TD toss to Clayton that till this day I thought was a pick six before the replay and have always been amazed at how fast he got the ball there.

These Marino haters are unfortunately younger and probably born in the 80's and will NEVER get what you mean, I guess the real lesson is how unforgiving time is.

DarrylDunphy | February 03, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Hey Darryl,

I did make it a point that you disrupt this type of O by stuffing it at the mesh point if you will, by stretching the play towards the sidelines. I don't know if you remember but the Wishbone (Father of this particular version) was stopped in College by Jimmy Johnson, now understand the History.

JJ was the H.C. out at Okla. St. before joining Miami and it dawned on him to keep his DL rushing the QB at the point of the option with his LB's (and team speed assembled in Miami) stretching the RB's to the sideline. Once he had the talent to force the play wide he KILLED Osborne and Switzer to death with their one trick pony O.

The difference is now there is ONE pitch option or go for the QB which is freezing D's afraid of the throwing part of the equation but go back and see the highlights of the game were RG3 gets hurt Vs. the Ravens and you will see what I mean. You force him to hurry the read by getting in his face and this causes all sorts of trouble.

Were I disagree is in that the 49ers can pound you Old school 90's Cowboys style behind a BIG OL. Look at the contrast between the 9ers and G.B. were Waldon kept blowing contain allowing Kap those huge run lanes that later went either way with Matthews caught gambling over-pursuing, then watch the Falcons game were they were diagnosing it nicely then S.F. started to run and play a more conventional Pro set. They can play in a variety of ways and think your making it out more one dimensional than is.

Marino cried at his only SuperBowl. What the fuh kind of champion is that? He was a wussy deep down. And he has to be the dumbest most boring sports analyst out there. And he is is a bigger dumb fuh for getting a girl pregnant...ferk them fine, but don't set yourself up for extortion. Marino is a rich loser.

Marino was totally psyched out at the SB. He was licking his fingers non-stop like they were young thai pooossy.

Brady won one SB with no RB's, and another with no WR's. Manning won a SB with no D. And Tony Nathan was an excellent back. But keep making excuses for No Ring Dan. Its comical.

There's a new book on Ebay, "1001 excuses for Dan Marino"

Dan Marino - 0 Super Bowls.

Brady won one SB with no RB's, and another with no WR's.


Manning won a SB with no D.


And Tony Nathan was an excellent back. But keep making excuses for No Ring Dan. Its comical.


Howie | February 03, 2013 at 01:12 AM

Dan Marino - 0 SB's but 1 Illegitlmate Child

Very, very knowledgeable commentaries here Today. I learned from them and got stimulated for Tomorrow.

Funny, fin4, Andrea Franklin was a load and David Overstreet a huge talent at RB. Neither made it to the end.

Overstreet was a horrible tragedy--sports and personal. Reminds me of the Len Bias death. Two great what-ifs.

Colin keeper nick is pretty damn good

That would be a very different history for us Oscar those two where outstanding pu them with the killer bees for say 5 years and we have at least one more Super Bowl

Why not us

Funny Armando article about playmakers. Like teams don't try and get playmakers...LOL. How silly.

Is it to early to chill the beer?

How guacamole do I need for volcano nachos ?

Armando please answer my questions I need your thoughts duh ?

Oscar how do you feel about black bean dip we love it but it makes us fart alot

I have been really thinking about today's matchup and you know what I really truly hate and despise both of these teams and I hate the freakin harbaugh brothers as well and ray Lewis don't even get me started

But it's the last game of the year and the next game is 8 months away so I will enjoy it

Yes, we need more talent. But when I'm just as eager to see is how Philbin and the coaching staff develops the talent they do have. I know they will have limited contact during the offseason (because of the CBA rules) but much of what's needed on this team isn't getting tougher (physically) but tougher (mentally). We need football geniuses. Knowing when to go out-of-bounds, when to hurry up, the tendencies of the defenders. These are invaluable intangibles that differentiates good from great players. Let's see if the coaches can help guys "get it".

In determining what Miami might pay for their own and other teams' FAs, I thought it would be interesting to look at the: 1) average salary cap hit for the top 10 at each position; 2) the 10th highest for each position that the Dolphins might consider. That way, the Dolphins might lure some talent by placing someone in the 10 highest paid players at the position. Salary and bonuses weigh in determining salary cap, and years in which they are paid can alter cap numbers year-to-year. For instance, Reggie Bush was the 10th highest paid RB in 2012 at $6M- the last year of his contract- but had a cap hit of $4M in 2011. (Data from Spotrac)

Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid TE = $6.6M (10th=$5.2M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid OG = $6.7M (10th=$4.0M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid OT = $9.4M (10th=$6.4M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid WR = $10.2M (10th=$8.2M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid CB = $10.0M (10th=$8.3M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid LB = $10.0M (10th=$7.4M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid S = $7.8M (10th=$5.0M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid DT = $8.8M (10th=$6.7M)
Avg 2012 Cap hit-10 best paid RB = $8.3M (10th=$6.0M)

DC, it DOES seem like the team is composed of lunkheads sometimes, doesn't it? LOL

go ravens!

bill, it's frustrating. I keep thinking about that play vs. Pats (1st game I think). They were in our red zone. Welker goes into motion. Then stops off the line. Brady throws the quick screen, Welker darts in for an easy TD. EVERYONE in the stadium knew where the ball was going as soon as Welker went into motion, but their didn't seem like there was ANY recognition on the defense. It's so painful to watch. Pats aren't better athletes, they're SMARTER athletes. They understand what the team wants to do. And EVERYONE gets it. That's what I want Philbin (and coaching staff) to do. Teach these players the system and help them learn how to figure it out for themselves instead of relying on their instincts alone.

agree big time on being smarter, we have to strive for that

Excellent thoughts, DC. There are any number of games one could pick out from 2012- probably over the last many years- that demonstrate a lack of awareness or sound football knowledge on the part of Dolphin players. Brandon Fields showing his frustration with J. Freeny during the 49ers game sticks out in my mind as a great example. That was where Freeny waltzes into the end zone with the punt instead of downing it at the 2-3 yd line. Head up butt is the only answer.

I agree on Pats. Belichick seems to insist on smart players. I think that's part of the reason for the NE turnover ratio. Smart guys, always hustling.

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