Defensive NFL Free Agents

2009 NFL Free Agents: Players whose contracts are up at year's end.

DD.comment: Obviously, we considered a players potential going forward, injury history and 2009 age when doing these lists, which explains why we ranked several bigger name players in their mid 30's (or older) lower than their current talent level should warrant -- examples include Jeff Garcia, Lawyer Milloy and Brian Dawkins. Finally, we did list players that were under contract for 2009, but were cut due to salary reasons (i.e Gibril Wilson).

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2009 NFL Free Agents: Offense


Defensive Ends

Rank Name Current Team Current Status
1. Julius Peppers Carolina The Panthers placed the franchise tag on Peppers
2. Terrell Suggs Baltimore The Ravens placed the franchise tag on Suggs
3. Igor Olshansky San Diego Signed by Dallas
4. Chris Canty Dallas Signed by N.Y. Giants
5. Antonio Smith Arizona Signed by Houston
6. Michael Montgomery Green Bay Re-signed by Green Bay
7. Chauncey Davis Atlanta Re-signed by Atlanta
8. Demetric Evans Washington Signed by San Francisco
9. Bertrand Berry Arizona Re-signed by Arizona
10. Jason Taylor Washington Salary Cut
11. Jason Babin Kansas City
12. Josh Thomas Indianapolis
13. Ebenezer Ekuban Denver
14. Darrell Reid Indianapolis Defensive Tackle/Signed by Denver
15. Vonnie Holliday Miami Salary Cut
16. Kalimba Edwards Oakland
17. Kevin Carter Tampa Bay
18. Marques Douglas Baltimore Signed by N.Y. Jets
19. John Engelberger Denver Salary Cut
20. Eric Moore St. Louis Re-signed by St. Louis
21. David Bowens New York Jets Signed by Cleveland
22. Jerome McDougle New York Giants
23. Kenechi Udeze Minnesota Non-football Illness



Key Restricted Free Agents
Rank Name Current Team Current Status
- Victor Adeyanju St. Louis
- Earl Cochran Houston
- Jason Hunter Green Bay
- Stephen Bowen Dallas Re-signed by Dallas
- Otis Grigsby Minnesota Re-signed by Minnesota




Defensive Tackles

Rank Name Current Team Current Status
1. Albert Haynesworth Tennessee Signed by Washington
2. Rocky Bernard Seattle Signed by N.Y. Giants
3. Jonathan Babineaux Atlanta Signed Contract Extension
4. Jovan Haye Tampa Bay Signed by Tennessee
5. Mike Wright New England Re-signed by New England
6. Tank Johnson Dallas Signed by Cincinnati
7. Shaun Cody Detriot Signed by Houston
8. Colin Cole Green Bay Signed by Seattle
9. C.J. Mosley New York Jets Signed by Cleveland
10. John Thornton Cincinnati
11. Grady Jackson Atlanta Signed by Detroit
12. Dewayne Robertson Denver Salary Cut
13. Ryan Sims Tampa Bay Re-signed by Tampa Bay
14. Howard Green Seattle Signed by New York Jets
15. Ronald Fields San Francisco Signed by Denver
16. Anthony Weaver Houston Salary Cut
17. Kenny Peterson Denver Re-signed by Denver
18. Jason Jefferson Atlanta Re-signed by Atlanta
19. Dwan Edwards Baltimore Re-signed by Baltimore
20. Ellis Wyms Minnesota
21. Antwan Lake New Orleans
22. La'Roi Glover St. Louis
23. Darwin Walker Carolina
24. William Joseph Oakland Re-signed by Oakland
25. Jeff Zgonina Houston



Key Restricted Free Agents
Rank Name Current Team Current Status
- Kedric Golston Washington
- Gabe Watson Arizona Re-signed by Arizona
- Anthony Montgomery Washington Re-signed by Washington
- Gary Gibson Carolina
- Fred Evans Minnesota Re-signed by Minnesota
- Kevin Vickerson Tennessee
- Brandon McKinney Baltimore Re-signed by Baltimore




Linebackers

Rank Name Current Team Current Status
1. Ray Lewis Baltimore Re-signed by Baltimore
2. Karlos Dansby Arizona Re-signed by Arizona
3. Leroy Hill Seattle The Seahawks placed the franchise tag on Hill
4. Jonathan Vilma New Orleans Re-signed by New Orleans
5. Channing Crowder Miami Re-signed by Miami
6. Bart Scott Baltimore Signed by N.Y. Jets
7. Andra Davis Cleveland Signed by Denver
8. Michael Boley Atlanta Signed by N.Y. Giants
9. Takeo Spikes San Francisco Re-signed by San Francisco
10. Angelo Crowell Buffalo Signed by Tampa Bay
11. Marques Harris San Diego
12. Derrick Brooks Tampa Bay Salary Cut
13. Keith Brooking Atlanta Signed by Dallas
14. Mike Peterson Jacksonville Signed by Atlanta
15. Eric Barton New York Jets Signed by Cleveland
16. Rocky Boiman Kansas City
17. Cato June Tampa Bay Signed by Houston
18. Coy Wire Atlanta Re-signed by Atlanta
19. Kevin Burnett Dallas Re-signed by San Diego
20. Nate Webster Denver
21. Marcus Washington Washington Salary Cut
22. Tyjuan Hagler Indianapolis Re-signed by Indianapolis
23. Morlon Greenwood Houston Salary Cut
24. Tully Banta-Cain San Francisco Signed by New England
25. Patrick Thomas Kansas City Signed by Buffalo
26. Monty Beisel Arizona Signed by Kansas City
27. Cody Spencer New York Jets Signed by Detroit
28. Clark Haggans Arizona Re-signed by Arizona
29. D.D. Lewis Seattle Re-signed by Seattle
30. Jamie Winborn Denver Salary Cut
31. Adam Seward Carolina Signed by Indianapolis
32. Darryl Blackstock Cincinnati
33. Niko Koutouvides Denver Signed by Tampa Bay
34. Ryan Nece Detroit
35. Heath Farwell Minnesota Re-signed by Minnesota
36. Nick Griesen Baltimore Salary Cut
37. Sam Williams Oakland Re-signed by Oakland
38. Roderick Green San Francisco
39. Paris Lenon Detroit
40. Troy Evans New Orleans Re-signed by New Orleans
41. Napoleon Harris Minnesota
42. Larry Izzo New England Signed by New York Jets
43. Willie McGinest Cleveland Might Retire?
44. Donnie Edwards Kansas City Salary Cut/Might Retire?



Key Restricted Free Agents
Rank Name Current Team Current Status
- Freddie Keiaho Indianapolis No Offer From Colts/Unrestricted Free Agent
- Rashad Jeanty Cincinnati
- Ricky Brown Oakland Re-signed by Oakland
- Keith Ellison Buffalo Re-signed by Buffalo
- Pierre Woods New England
- John Digiorgio Buffalo Re-signed by Buffalo
- Brian Iwuh Jacksonville Re-signed by Jacksonville
- Jon Alston Oakland Re-signed by Oakland




Cornerbacks

Rank Name Current Team Current Status
1. Nnamdi Asomugha Oakland Re-signed by Oakland
2. Chris Gamble Carolina Signed Contract Extension
3. Corey Webster New York Giants Signed Contract Extension
4. Kelvin Hayden Indianapolis Re-signed by Indianapolis
5. Ronald Bartell St. Louis Re-signed by St. Louis
6. Dunta Robinson Houston The Texans placed the franchise tag on Robinson
7. Andre' Goodman Miami Signed by Denver
8. Bryant McFadden Pittsburgh Signed by Arizona
9. Phillip Buchanon Tampa Bay Signed by Detroit
10. Domonique Foxworth Atlanta Signed by Baltimore
11. DeAngelo Hall Washington Re-signed by Washington
12. Leigh Bodden Detroit Signed by New England
13. Ken Lucas Carolina Salary Cut
14. Jabari Greer Buffalo Signed by New Orleans
15. Eric Green Arizona Signed by Miami
16. Samari Rolle Baltimore Re-signed by Baltimore
17. Drayton Florence Jacksonville Signed by Buffalo
18. Chris Carr Tennessee Signed by Baltimore
19. Chris McAlister Baltimore Salary Cut
20. Joselio Hanson Philadelphia Re-signed by Philadelphia
21. Karl Paymah Denver Signed by Minnesota
22. Dre' Bly Denver Salary Cut
23. Keiwan Ratliff Indianapolis
24. Chris Johnson Oakland Re-signed by Oakland
25. Leigh Torrence New Orleans
26. Ralph Brown Arizona Re-signed by Arizona
27. Hank Poteat New York Jets Signed by Cleveland
28. Allen Rossum San Francisco Re-signed by San Francisco
29. DeMarcus Faggins Houston Signed by Tennessee
30. Corey Ivy Baltimore Signed by Cleveland
31. Fakhir Brown St. Louis
32. Travis Daniels Cleveland Signed by Kansas City
33. Benny Sapp Minnesota Re-signed by Minnesota
34. Deltha O'Neal New England
35. William James Jacksonville
36. Patrick Surtain Kansas City Salary Cut
37. Ty Law New York Jets
38. Daven Holly Cleveland Injured Reserve
39. Stanley Wilson Detroit Injured Reserve
40. David Barrett New York Jets Salary Cut



Key Restricted Free Agents
Rank Name Current Team Current Status
- Kevin Dockery N.Y. Giants
- Derrick Martin Baltimore Re-signed by Baltimore
- Jarrett Bush Green Bay Packers Match Offer Sheet by Tennessee
- Charles Gordon Minnesota Re-signed by Minnesota
- Cletis Gordon San Diego




Safeties

Rank Name Current Team Current Status
1. Oshiomogho Atogwe St. Louis The Rams placed the franchise tag on Atogwe
2. Gerald Sensabaugh Jacksonville Signed by Dallas
3. Sean Jones Cleveland Signed by Philadelphia
4. Yeremiah Bell Miami Re-signed by Miami
5. Jim Leonhard Baltimore Signed by New York Jets
6. Jermaine Phillips Tampa Bay Re-signed by Tampa Bay
7. James Sanders New England Re-signed by New England
8. Gibril Wilson Oakland Signed by Miami
9. James Butler New York Giants Signed by St. Louis
10. Renaldo Hill Miami Signed by Denver
11. Brian Dawkins Philadelphia Signed by Denver
12. Eugene Wilson Houston Re-signed by Houston
13. Darren Sharper Minnesota Signed by New Orleans
14. Roy L. Williams Dallas Salary Cut
15. Sean Considine Philadelphia Signed by Jacksonville
16. Matt Giordano Indianapolis
17. Vincent Fuller Tennessee Re-signed by Tennessee
18. Mike Brown Chicago
19. Mike Adams Cleveland Re-signed by Cleveland
20. Josh Bullocks New Orleans Signed by Chicago
21. Marlon McCree Denver
22. C.C. Brown Houston Signed by N.Y. Giants
23. Will Allen Tampa Bay Re-signed by Tampa Bay
24. Jon McGraw Kansas City Re-signed by Kansas City
25. Marquand Manuel Denver Salary Cut
26. Dwight Smith Detroit Salary Cut
27. Keith Lewis San Francisco Signed by Arizona
28. Corey Chavous St. Louis Salary Cut
29. Lawyer Milloy Atlanta
30. Nick Ferguson Houston Re-signed by Houston
31. Pierson Prioleau Jacksonville Signed by New Orleans
32. Rashad Baker Oakland Signed by Philadelphia
33. Will Demps Houston Salary Cut
34. Chris Crocker Cincinnati Re-signed by Cincinnati
35. Rodney Harrison New England Injured Reserve/Retirement?
32. Keith Davis Dallas



Key Restricted Free Agents
Rank Name Current Team Current Status
- Jarrad Page Kansas City
- Atari Bigby Green Bay
- Abram Elam New York Jets Jets Matched Offer Sheet By Cleveland
- Reed Doughty Washington Re-signed by Washington
- Dawan Landry Baltimore Re-signed by Baltimore
- George Wilson Buffalo Re-signed by Buffalo
- John Busing Cincinnati
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2009 NFL Free Agents: Offense



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