Below, GLS has compiled a list of the top 85 unrestricted free agents slated to become available on Friday evening. We’ll update this thing as cuts are made and we’ll cross players off as they sign.

Quarterbacks
1. Matt HasselbeckSigned with Titans (3 years, $21 million).
2. Vince YoungSigned with Eagles (1 year).
3. Marc Bulger — The Cards are interested, but he could end up back in Baltimore.
4. Alex SmithRe-signed with 49ers (1 year, $5 million).

Running backs
1. Ahmad Bradshaw — Miami’s out of the question, but he’s not getting it done with the Giants.
2. DeAngelo WilliamsRe-signed with Panthers (5 years, $43 million / $21 million guaranteed).
3. Cedric Benson — Still expected to re-sign with the Bengals. It’s taking some time.
4. Ronnie Brown — A couple of teams are reportedly pursuing him.
5. Marion Barber — Freshly released so we’ll wait and see with him.
6. Tiki Barber — More crickets.

Fullbacks
1. Vonta Leach — I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that he’s taking his time.

Receivers
1. Santonio HolmesRe-signed with Jets (5 years, $50 million / $24 million guaranteed).
2. Sidney RiceSigned with Seahawks (5 years, $41 million / $18.5 million guaranteed).
3. Steve Smith (Giants) — Apparently he and the Giants have mutual feelings for each other.
4. Braylon Edwards — Word emerged today that the Vikings are showing interest.
5. Malcom Floyd — The VikingsRavens and Bears have been mentioned.
6. Santana MossRe-signed with Redskins (3 years, $15 million / $6 million guaranteed)
7. Plaxico Burress — It looks as though he’ll wait to meet with the Giants and Steelers.
8. Mike Sims-Walker — Another possible Chicago Bear.
9. T.J. Houshmandzadeh — Crickets. This guy sums it up.
10. Mark Clayton — Taking his sweet-ass time in talks with the Rams.
11. James Jones — Another guy the Vikings are flirting with after losing Rice.
12. Steve BreastonSigned with Chiefs (5 years with $9.5 million guaranteed).
13. Lance MooreRe-signed with Saints (5 years).
14. Derrick Mason* — Wouldn’t be surprised if he returned to Baltimore.
15. Terrell Owens — Crickets.
16. Randy Moss — His price must come down before he can become a Jet (big surprise).

Tight ends
1. Zach Miller — Apparently the Raiders would be willing to bend over backwards for him.
2. Kevin Boss — Exchanging contract proposals with the Giants.
3. Bo Scaife — Titans are working to keep him in town.

Offensive tackles
1. Jared Gaither — Raiders reportedly in talks with the former Raven.
2. Doug FreeRe-signed with Cowboys (4 years, $32 million / $17 million guaranteed).
3. Tyson ClaboRe-signed with Falcons (5 years, $25 million / $11.5 million guaranteed).
4. Jermon BushrodRe-signed with Saints (2 years).
5. Jeremy TruebloodRe-signed with Buccaneers (2 years).
6. Matt Light — Reportedly working on a deal to remain a Patriot.
7. Willie ColonRe-signed with Steelers (5 years, $29 million).

Guards
1. Marshal YandaRe-signed with Ravens (5 years, $32 million)
2. Davin JosephRe-signed with Buccaneers (7 years, $52.5 million / $19 million guaranteed).
3. Harvey Dahl — Still nothing, oddly.
4. Daryn ColledgeSigned with Cardinals (5 years, $27.5 million).
5. Deuce Lutui — Another underrated offensive lineman in his prime.
6. Leonard Davis — His release was confirmed today.
7. Robert GallerySigned with Seahawks (3 years).

Centers
1. Chris Spencer — Sooo, centers aren’t exactly flying off the rack.
2. Lyle SendleinRe-signed with Cardinals.
3. Olin Kreutz — The Bears are reportedly “in serious jeopardy” of losing Kreutz.
4. Shaun O’Hara — Officially available as of 4:00 p.m. ET.

Defensive ends
1. Charles JohnsonRe-signed with Panthers (6 years, $76 million / $32 million guaranteed).
2. Ray Edwards — Titans, Falcons or Seahawks?
3. Cullen Jenkins — Cowboys, Saints or Packers?
4. Cliff Avril — What’s with the hold up in Detroit? (Pardon the pun.)
5. Jason BabinSigned with Eagles. (5 years, $28 million / $5-6 million guaranteed).
6. Shaun Ellis — Another veteran hearing crickets.
7. Mathias KiwanukaRe-signed with Giants.

Defensive tackles
1. Brandon Mebane — Seattle’s on it, but the CowboysBroncos and Rams have been mentioned too.
2. Aubrayo Franklin — There must be something we don’t know about. Has barely been mentioned.
3. Barry CofieldSigned with Redskins (6 years, $36 million / $12.5 guaranteed).

Outside linebackers
1. Manny Lawson — Still haven’t heard anything yet.
2. James AndersonRe-signed with Panthers (5 years, $22 million).
3. Matt Roth — Nothing here yet either.
4. Tully Banta-Cain — Freshly released by New England.
5. Quincy BlackRe-signed with Buccaneers (5 years, $29 million).
6. Justin DurantSigned with Lions (2 years).

Inside linebackers
1. Barrett Ruud — We’re surprised by the lack of buzz surrounding the 28-year-old.
2. Paul PoslusznySigned with Jaguars (6 years, $42 million / $15 million guaranteed).
3. Stewart Bradley — Bills, Cardinals and others (Rams?) reportedly interested.
4. Nick Barnett — Will the division rival Lions make a push? Don’t rule out the Seahawks.
5. Kirk Morrison — Definitely done in Jacksonville after they signed Clint Sessions today.
6. Stephen Tulloch — Durant is trying to get him to Detroit (his former coach is there too).

Cornerbacks
1. Nnamdi Asomugha — The 49ers scored some points today, while the Jets await an answer.
2. Johnathan JosephSigned with Texans.
3. Ike TaylorRe-signed with Steelers (4 years).
4. Antonio Cromartie — More Raiders speculation. Not surprising at all.
5. Josh WilsonSigned with Redskins (3 years, $13.5 million / $6 million guaranteed).
6. Chris Carr — Jaguars and 49ers in play.
7. Carlos Rogers — Nothing yet but he’s probably done in Washington.
8. Nate Clements — A cap casualty in San Fran who still has gas in the tank at 31.

Safeties
1. Eric WeddleRe-signed with Chargers (5 years, $40 million / $19 million guaranteed).
2. Quintin MikellSigned with Rams (4 years, $28 million).
3. Michael Huff — A lot of pressure on the Cowboys to pursue him.
4. Dawan Landry — Jags might make a run at him. And there’s a strange Saints rumor.
5. Donte Whitner — Not expected back in Buffalo.
6. Gerald Sensabaugh — Seems anxious to explore the market.
7. Danieal Manning — The Texans are reportedly one of three finalists.

* In the process of being released.

Franchise tags issued (14)

  • Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley
  • Patriots guard Logan Mankins
  • Eagles quarterback Michael Vick
  • Jets inside linebacker David Harris
  • Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson
  • Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata
  • Colts quarterback Peyton Manning
  • Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali
  • Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway
  • Browns kicker Phil Dawson
  • Panthers center Ryan Kalil
  • Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis
  • Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai
  • Raiders outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley

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