NFL Free Agents: Richard Seymour, Charles Woodson, Dwight Freeney And Ahmad Bradshaw Still On Market

on April 19 2013 3:26 PM
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Ahmad Bradshaw remains unsigned after a 1,000-yard season on the ground. Reuters

The NFL off-season has been in full swing for quite some time.

On Thursday night, the complete schedule for the 2013 regular season was released. In less than a week, the NFL Draft is set to get underway.

Still, multiple high-profile free agents remain available.

Richard Seymour

When Seymour initially left the Oakland Raiders to become a free agent it looked like he might land a job fairly quickly. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that both the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos put out feelers to the defensive end.

It has been over a month, though, and the veteran doesn’t seem to be close to signing with a new team. He had the least productive season of his career in 2012, playing in just eight games and registering 12 total tackles.

At 33 years old, Seymour might be without a team for an extended period.

Charles Woodson

The former Defensive Player of the Year may be the high-profile free agent that is closest to being signed. San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke recently stated that the team is “still interested” in the former Green Bay Packers star.

Woodson battled through injuries in 2012, missing more than half of his team’s games. In his previous four seasons, though, he averaged 6.25 interceptions per year.

The 49ers Super Bowl loss to the Baltimore Ravens highlighted their need for help in the secondary. There remains a strong chance that the two will agree on a deal.

Dwight Freeney

Freeney’s skills seem to be declining, as the defensive end recorded just five sacks in 2012. As a result, his asking price might be keeping him on the free-agent market.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported last month that the defensive end was looking for more than the $8.5 million over two years that Osi Umenyiora got from the Atlanta Falcons. He may be looking for as much as $6 million per season.

Freeney is reportedly interested in playing for the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. He could be waiting around for a little longer, though, if his salary demands are accurate.

Ahmad Bradshaw

While most of the big-name free agents are aging veterans, Bradshaw is still in the prime of his career. The running back just recently turned 27 and has only played 84 games in his NFL regular season career.

Earlier this month, Pro Football Talk reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos were all interested in the former New York Giant. He had an official visit with the Steelers, but the two never came to an agreement.

After rushing for 1,015 yards in 14 games last season, it’s hard to imagine the Bradshaw will remain unsigned for very long.

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