The free agent market is still hot as a handful of interesting athletes who played for an NFL team in 2017 remain available. For numerous reasons, many of them might not see the light of the 2018 NFL season. This can be a cause of dipping performance, cost, and even political positioning, among other things. However, here are a few prospects that many would want to witness in the upcoming campaign. While these names might sound unfamiliar to some and not ranked according to stats, we want to showcase prospects that might give color to the NFL.
It’s a mystery why Breeland is still an unsigned player. He agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Carolina Panthers earlier this offseason, but got cold feet after suffering from a foot infection. Now, he patiently waits for another deal to head his way after starting 14 games last season and 57 games since 2014. Last year he had 50 tackles, 19 passes defended, and one interception that was converted to a touchdown. The injury cost him a lot, but we would love to see him bounce back in the 2018 NFL season.
Although it looked like that Bryant was about to sign for Cleveland after his appearance on Hard Knocks, what you didn’t witness is why he decided not to push through with the decision. The wide receiver has collected 23 touchdowns in the last eight seasons and at times has provided electricity to the league. About to hit 30-years-old, Bryant is in tip-top shape and could easily land a comeback in the right situation.
The Cincinnati Bengals were the only team to take in Reid for a spin this offseason, but he hardly clocked any time as owner Mike Brown grilled him on his plans for protesting the national anthem than assessing his play. Now Brown and Bengals are in front of a complaint from Reid, which an NFL arbitrator is about to overlook. On the other hand, 49ers head coach stays open for possibilities of bringing Reid back. He’s surely a capable starter NFL teams can benefit from.
There’s no assurance that American football players can maximize their time n the NFL. Hankins remains up for grabs after his stunning performance in 2017, which includes two sacks, 24 tackles, and three passes defended. He started 15 games for the Colts last year while enjoying a $30 million contract, which Indianapolis let go of in March. The uncertainty of contracts is still prevalent in the NFL and can turn employment to unemployment in a few months. However, defensive tackle Hankins remains available for a team that needs help in the defensive circle.
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