View Full Version : The lack of a CBA will make a ton of guys RFA's this year

02-03-2010, 02:57 PM
If there is no new collective bargaining agreement a month from now (and the sides are so far apart that there is probably more of a chance of Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith being shut out of the Hall of Fame this weekend than there being a new CBA in the next four weeks), then every player that would have been an unrestricted free agent after four accrued seasons in the league will need to wait until they have six accrued seasons before they reach unrestricted free agency. Look at the following lists of offensive free agents, and how many of them have the RFA designation after their name (as well as the ERFA designation, which stands for exclusive rights free agent). The remaining available players that are unrestricted is a pretty unimpressive lot in this offseason where many people expected rampant spending on free agents due to the lack of a salary cap. Where will all of this crazy money go if there are no really good unrestricted free agents?


Matt Moore (ERFA), QB, Panthers. Age: 26.
Jason Campbell (RFA), QB, Redskins. Age: 28.
Kyle Orton (RFA), QB, Broncos. Age: 27.
Bruce Gradkowski (RFA), QB, Raiders. Age: 27.
Chad Pennington, QB, Dolphins. Age: 34.
Charlie Batch, QB, Steelers. Age: 35.
David Carr, QB, Giants. Age: 31.
A.J. Feely, QB, Panthers. Age: 33.
Tarvaris Jackson (RFA), QB, Vikings. Age: 27.
Brodie Croyle (RFA), QB, Chiefs. Age: 27.
Jeff Garcia, QB, Eagles. Age: 40.
Charlie Whitehurst (RFA), QB, Chargers. Age: 28.
Troy Smith (RFA), QB, Ravens. Age: 26.
Brett Ratliff (ERFA), QB, Browns. Age: 25.
Charlie Frye (RFA), QB, Raiders. Age: 29.
Daunte Culpepper, QB, Lions. Age: 33.
Kellen Clemens (RFA), QB, Jets. Age: 27.
Chris Redman, QB, Falcons. Age: 33.
Josh McCown, QB, Panthers. Age: 31.
John Beck, QB, Ravens. Age: 29.
Rex Grossman, QB, Texans. Age: 30.
Gibran Hamdan (RFA), QB, Bills. Age: 29.
Mark Brunell, QB, Saints. Age: 39.
Matt Gutierrez (ERFA), QB, Chiefs. Age: 26.
Jordan Palmer (ERFA), QB, Bengals. Age: 26.

Running Backs:

Darren Sproles (RFA), RB/KR/PR, Chargers. Age: 27.
Clifton Smith (ERFA), KR/PR, Buccaneers. Age: 25.
Jerome Harrison (RFA), RB, Browns. Age: 27.
Pierre Thomas (RFA), RB, Saints. Age: 25.
Leon Washington (RFA), RB/KR, Jets. Age: 28.
Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings. Age: 30.
Cadillac Williams (RFA), RB, Buccaneers. Age: 28.
Jason Snelling (RFA), RB, Falcons. Age: 26.
Jerious Norwood (RFA), RB, Falcons. Age: 27.
Kevin Faulk, RB, Patriots. Age: 34.
Mike Bell (RFA), RB, Saints. Age: 27.
LenDale White (RFA), RB, Titans. Age: 25.
Tatum Bell, RB, Broncos. Age: 29.
Ryan Moats (RFA), RB, Texans. Age: 27.
D.J. Ware (RFA), RB, Giants. Age: 25.
Larry Johnson, RB, Bengals. Age: 30.
Willie Parker, RB, Steelers. Age: 29.
Quinton Ganther (RFA), RB, Redskins. Age: 26.
Kenneth Darby (RFA), RB, Rams. Age: 27.
DeShawn Wynn (REFA), RB, Packers. Age: 26.
Cedric Peerman (RFA), RB, Lions. Age: 23.
Chris Brown, RB, Texans. Age: 29.
Ahman Green, RB, Packers. Age: 33.
Samkon Gado (RFA), RB, Rams. Age: 27.
Kolby Smith (ERFA), RB, Chiefs. Age: 25.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Bears. Age: 31.
Jackie Battle (ERFA), RB, Chiefs. Age: 26.
Thomas Clayton (ERFA), RB, 49ers. Age: 26.


Le'Ron McClain (RFA), FB, Ravens. Age: 25.
Leonard Weaver (RFA), FB, Eagles. Age: 27.
Tony Richardson, FB, Jets. Age: 38.
Naufahu Tahi (RFA), FB, Vikings. Age: 28.
Lawrence Vickers (RFA), FB, Browns. Age: 27.
Mike Tolbert (ERFA), FB, Chargers. Age: 24.
Mike Cox (ERFA), FB, Chiefs. Age: 25.
John Kuhn (RFA), FB, Packers. Age: 27.
Gary Russell (ERFA), FB, Raiders. Age: 23.
Luke Lawton (RFA), FB, Raiders. Age: 30.
Byron Storer (ERFA), FB, Buccaneers. Age: 26.
Justin Green (RFA), FB, Cardinals. Age: 28.
Carey Davis (RFA), FB, Steelers. Age: 29.

Wide Receivers:

Brandon Marshall (RFA), WR, Broncos. Age: 26.
Miles Austin (RFA), WR, Cowboys. Age: 26.
Vincent Jackson (RFA), WR, Chargers. Age: 27.
Braylon Edwards (RFA), WR, Jets. Age: 27.
Derrick Mason, WR, Ravens. Age: 36.
Antonio Bryant, WR, Buccaneers. Age: 29.
Lance Moore (RFA), WR, Saints. Age: 27.
Steve Breaston (RFA), WR/PR, Cardinals. Age: 27.
Davone Bess (ERFA), WR/PR, Dolphins. Age: 24.
Brad Smith (RFA), WR/KR, Jets. Age: 26.
Courtney Roby (RFA), KR, Saints. Age: 27.
Jason Avant (RFA), WR, Eagles. Age: 27.
Terrell Owens, WR, Bills. Age: 36.
Malcom Floyd (RFA), WR, Chargers. Age: 28.
Nate Burleson, WR, Seahawks. Age: 29.
Plaxico Burress, WR, Giants. Age: 33.
Chris Chambers, WR, Chiefs. Age: 32.
Kevin Walter (RFA), WR, Texans. Age: 29.
Matt Jones, WR, Jaguars. Age: 27.
Mark Clayton (RFA), WR, Ravens. Age: 28.
Muhsin Muhammad, WR, Panthers. Age: 37.
Kelley Washington (RFA), WR, Ravens. Age: 31.
David Clowney (RFA), WR, Jets. Age: 25.
Maurice Stovall (RFA), WR, Buccaneers. Age: 25.
Domenik Hixon, WR, Giants. Age: 25.
Sam Hurd (RFA), WR, Cowboys. Age: 24.
Demetrius Williams (RFA), WR, Ravens. Age: 27.
Troy Williamson (RFA), WR, Jaguars. Age: 27.
Bobby Wade, WR, Chiefs. Age: 29.
Kassim Osgood, WR, Chargers. Age: 30.
Josh Reed, WR, Bills. Age: 30.
Hank Baskett (RFA), WR, Colts. Age: 27.
Jerheme Urban (RFA), WR, Cardinals. Age: 29.
Derek Hagan (RFA), WR, Giants. Age: 25.
Brian Clark (RFA), WR, Buccaneers. Age: 26.
Ben Obomanu (RFA), WR, Seahawks. Age: 26.
Mark Bradley (RFA), WR, Buccaneers. Age: 28.
Sinorice Moss (RFA), WR, Giants. Age: 26.
Kenneth Moore (ERFA), WR, Panthers. Age: 25.
Ruvell Martin (RFA), WR, Rams. Age: 28.
Todd Watkins (RFA), WR, Raiders. Age: 27.
Mike Furrey, WR, Browns. Age: 33.
Adam Jennings (RFA), WR, Lions. Age: 27.
Syndric Steptoe (RFA), WR, Browns. Age: 25.
Brian Finneran, WR, Falcons. Age: 34.

Tight Ends:

Owen Daniels (RFA), TE, Texans. Age: 27.
Tony Scheffler (RFA), TE, Broncos. Age: 27.
Jeff King (RFA), TE, Panthers. Age: 27.
Alge Crumpler, TE, Titans. Age: 32.
David Thomas (RFA), TE, Saints. Age: 27.
Bo Scaife (RFA), TE, Titans. Age: 29.
Ben Hartsock, TE, Jets. Age: 30.
Ben Watson, TE, Patriots. Age: 29.
Derek Schouman (RFA), TE, Bills. Age: 25.
J.P. Foschi (RFA), TE, Bengals. Age: 28.
Billy Miller, TE, Saints. Age: 33.
Quinn Sypniewski (RFA), TE, Ravens. Age: 28.
Daniel Fells, TE, Rams. Age: 26.
Anthony Fasano (RFA), TE, Dolphins. Age: 26.
Reggie Kelly, TE, Bengals. Age: 33.
Darcy Johnson (ERFA), TE, Giants. Age: 27.
Spencer Havner (RFA), TE, Packers. Age: 27.
Ben Patrick (RFA), TE, Cardinals. Age: 26.
Will Heller, TE, Lions. Age: 29.
Brandon Manumaleuna, TE, Chargers. Age: 30.
Joey Haynos (ERFA), TE, Dolphins. Age: 26.
Alex Smith (RFA), TE, Eagles. Age: 28.
Darnell Dinkins, TE, Saints. Age: 33.
Stephen Spach (RFA), TE, Cardinals. Age: 28.
Matt Spaeth (RFA), TE, Steelers. Age: 25.
Joe Klopfenstein (RFA), TE, Bills. Age: 26.
Kris Wilson, TE, Chargers. Age: 29.
Casey Fitzsimmons, TE, Lions. Age: 29.
Todd Yoder, TE, Redskins. Age: 32.
Daniel Coats (ERFA), TE, Bengals. Age: 26.
Jake Nordin (ERFA), TE, Lions. Age: 26.
Dan Campbell, TE, Saints. Age: 34.
L.J. Smith, TE, Ravens. Age: 30.

Offensive Tackles:

Jammal Brown (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 29.
Jared Gaither (RFA), OT, Ravens. Age: 24.
Marcus McNeill (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 26.
Tyson Clabo (RFA), OT, Falcons. Age: 28.
Willie Colon (RFA), OT, Steelers. Age: 27.
Charlie Johnson (RFA), OT, Colts. Age: 26.
Mark Tauscher, OT, Packers. Age: 33.
Ryan O'Callaghan (RFA), OT, Chiefs. Age: 27.
Jermon Bushrod (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 26.
Donald Penn (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27.
Chad Clifton, OT, Packers. Age: 34.
Jeremy Trueblood (RFA), OT, Buccaneers. Age: 27.
Jeromey Clary (RFA), OT, Chargers. Age: 26.
Mike Gandy, OT, Cardinals. Age: 31.
Jeremy Bridges, OT, Cardinals. Age: 30.
Alex Barron (RFA), OT, Rams. Age: 27.
Dennis Roland (RFA), OT, Bengals. Age: 27.
Zach Strief (RFA), OT, Saints. Age: 26.
Stephon Heyer (RFA), OT, Redskins. Age: 26.
Ryan Cook (RFA), OT, Vikings. Age: 27.
Tony Pashos, OT, 49ers. Age: 30.
Adam Terry (RFA), OT, Ravens. Age: 28.
Artis Hicks, OT, Vikings. Age: 31.
Wayne Hunter (RFA), OT, Jets. Age: 29.
Tony Moll (RFA), OT, Ravens. Age: 27.
Brandon Frye (RFA), OT, Seahawks. Age: 27.
Jonathan Scott, OT, Bills. Age: 27.
Cornell Green, OT, Raiders. Age: 34.
Pat McQuistan (RFA), OT, Cowboys. Age: 27.
Guy Whimper (RFA), OT, Giants. Age: 27.
Rashad Butler (RFA), OT, Texans. Age: 27.
Robert Turner (RFA), OT, Jets. Age: 26.
Khalif Barnes (RFA), OT, Raiders. Age: 28.
Mike Otto (RFA), OT, Titans. Age: 27.
Rob Petitti (RFA), OT, Panthers. Age: 28.
Barry Richardson (ERFA), OT, Chiefs. Age: 24.
Jon Jansen, OT, Lions. Age: 34.
Corey Hilliard (RFA), OT, Lions. Age: 25.
Daniel Federkeil (RFA), OT, Colts. Age: 26.
Ryan Tucker, OT, Browns. Age: 35.

Offensive Guards:

Jahri Evans (RFA), G, Saints. Age: 27.
Logan Mankins (RFA), G, Patriots. Age: 28.
Bobbie Williams, G, Bengals. Age: 33.
Marshal Yanda (RFA), G, Ravens. Age: 25.
Rob Sims, G, Seahawks. Age: 26.
Eugene Amano, G, Titans. Age: 28.
Evan Mathis (RFA), G, Bengals. Age: 28.
Stephen Neal, G, Patriots. Age: 33.
Rex Hadnot, G, Browns. Age: 28.
Harvey Dahl (RFA), G, Falcons. Age: 29.
Chester Pitts, G, Texans. Age: 31.
Chris Kuper (RFA), G, Broncos. Age: 27.
Russ Hochstein, Broncos. Age: 32.
Wade Smith, G/C, Chiefs. Age: 29.
Deuce Lutui, G, Cardinals. Age: 27.
Richie Incognito (RFA), G, Bills. Age: 27.
Daryn Colledge (RFA), G, Packers. Age: 28.
Chris White (RFA), G, Texans. Age: 27.
Keydrick Vincent, G, Panthers. Age: 32.
David Baas, G, 49ers. Age: 28.
Cory Procter (RFA), G, Cowboys. Age: 27.
Mark Setterstrom (RFA), G, Rams. Age: 26.
Chris Chester (RFA), G, Ravens. Age: 27.
Nate Livings (RFA), G, Bengals. Age: 28.
Mike Brisiel (RFA), G, Texans. Age: 27.
Darnell Stapleton (RFA), G, Steelers. Age: 24.
Montrae Holland, G, Cowboys. Age: 30.
Quinn Ojinnaka (RFA), G, Falcons. Age: 26.
Ben Hamilton, G, Broncos. Age: 33.
Daniel Loper (RFA), G, Lions. Age: 28.
Kevin Boothe (RFA), G, Giants. Age: 27.
Kynan Forney, G, Jaguars. Age: 31.
Will Montgomery (RFA), G, Redskins. Age: 27.
Max Jean-Gilles (RFA), G, Eagles. Age: 26.
Andy Alleman (ERFA), G, Chiefs. Age: 26.
Manuel Ramirez (ERFA), G, Lions. Age: 27.
Damion Cook, G, Lions. Age: 31.

Offensive Centers:

Kevin Mawae, C, Titans. Age: 39.
Jason Spitz (RFA), C/G, Packers. Age: 27.
Kyle Cook (RFA), C, Bengals. Age: 27.
Chris Spencer (RFA), C, Seahawks. Age: 28.
Casey Rabach, C, Redskins. Age: 32.
Lyle Sendlein (ERFA), C, Cardinals. Age: 26.
Nick Cole (RFA), C, Eagles. Age: 26.
Rudy Niswanger (RFA), C, Chiefs. Age: 27.
Duke Preston (RFA), C, Cowboys. Age: 28.
Dylan Gandy (RFA), C, Lions. Age: 28.
Chris Morris (RFA), C, Raiders. Age: 27.
Ben Claxton (RFA), C, Cardinals. Age: 30.
Eric Ghiaciuc (RFA), C, Chargers. Age: 29.

Iron Shiek
02-03-2010, 03:40 PM
Yeah, I remember way back before the season when the thought of an uncapped season was gaining traction, I posted an article (I think it was me) by Pat Kirwan from NFL.com. He basically tried to dispell myths that just because there would be no cap teams and players would go buck wild with crazy contracts. Mainly due to the lack of movement that was possible.

It is going to be pretty slow going I bet.

02-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Since the pool of free agents is so small, and FWP doesn't seem to be restricted - does that mean that he is more likely to leave us?

02-03-2010, 04:32 PM
the Steelers only have one player that fits into this category - Willie Colon.

I read an interview with Colon recently and he seems to have a good attitude about the inevitability of being a Restricted FA next season, but I'll bet that privately many players in this group are extremely unhappy.