Free Agent Running Back Breakdown and Anaylsis


Michael Turner UFA San Diego Chargers
Marion Barber RFA Dallas Cowboys
Jamal Lewis UFA Cleveland Browns
Julius Jones UFA Dallas Cowboys
Justin Fargas UFA Oakland Raiders
Derrick Ward RFA New York Giants
Vernand Morency RFA Green Bay Packers
Chris Brrown UFA Tennessee Titans
Cedric Cobbs RFA Denver Broncos
T.J. Duckett UFA Detroit Lions
Noah Herron RFA Green Bay Packers
Maurice Hicks UFA San Francisco 49ers
Travis Minor UFA St. Louis Rams
Mewelde Moore UFA Minnesota Vikings
Artose Pinner UFA Minnesota Vikings
Musa Smith UFA Baltimore Ravens
Tyson Thompson RFA Dallas Cowboys
LaBrandon Toefield UFA Jacksonville Jaguars

UFA – Unrestricted Free Agent
RFA – Restricted Free Agent

Teams that Will be Looking at Running Backs

1. Detroit
2. Chicago
3. Atlanta
4. Oakland
5. Houston
6. Denver
7. Cincinnati

In breaking down this list, the one name that interests me the most is Justin Fargas, who had a breakout season with the Raiders and should be a guy who could make some solid money on the open market. How about Fargas to a team like the Lions, who will need a back? Michael Turner is finally going to get his shot, and should leave the Chargers for a shot to be a starter somewhere. Jamal Lewis should resign with the Browns, as they like him and he likes them, so look for that to get done. The Cowboys situation is interesting, as it looks as if Wade Phillips and company favors Marion Barber for the long haul, and I would not be surprised to see them not even make an offer to Julius Jones, who will be free to go, and try to get a long-term deal done with Barber.

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2 Responses to “Free Agent Running Back Breakdown and Anaylsis”

  1. Adam says:

    I think Turner is a very interesting case. He has never really done anything to prove he could be a major contributor, let alone a feature back, but has been viewed as a starting candidate stuck behind the greatest running back alive for years. I’m curious to see what kind of deal he gets and how much the team will rely on him starting, meaning a Selvin Young type roll or a real feature back.