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2011 NFL Free Agents: Defensive Tackles

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2011 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2011.

  1. Haloti Ngata, DT, Ravens. Age: 27.
    Franchised by Ravens

    Haloti Ngata is one of the top interior defensive linemen in the NFL. If the Ravens don't want to pay him top dollar, pretty much every other team in the NFL will be lining up for his services.

  2. Paul Soliai, NT, Dolphins. Age: 27.
    Franchised by Dolphins

    At 6-4, 355 pounds, Paul Soliai is a monstrous, run-stuffing nose tackle. Unless the Dolphins franchise him, Soliai will get a huge contract this offseason.

  3. Barry Cofield, DT, Giants. Age: 27.
    Signed with Redskins (6 years)

    Barry Cofield is a great interior lineman who excels against the run and provides a decent enough pass rush. He's due for a big contract this offseason.

  4. Brandon Mebane, DT, Seahawks. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Seahawks (5 years, $25 million)

    Brandon Mebane has always been great against the run; this year, he added some pass-rushing skills to his repertoire, allowing him to serve as an every-down player in Seattle's defense.

  5. Richard Seymour, DT, Raiders. Age: 31.
    Re-signed with Raiders (2 years, $30 million)

    And to think, the Raiders could have the No. 17 overall pick right now... Richard Seymour is obviously a very skilled defensive lineman, but age and post-contract lethargy have to be concerns.

  6. Aubrayo Franklin, NT, 49ers. Age: 31.
    Signed with Saints (1 year)

    Aubrayo Franklin is coming off great back-to-back years - but he's never played this well when not in a contract season. As I wrote last year, caveat emptor.

  7. Ty Warren, DE/DT, Patriots. Age: 30.
    Signed with Broncos (2 years, $10 million)

    Ty Warren would be ranked much higher than this if he weren't coming off a hip injury. I guess the Patriots weren't optimistic about his recovery.

  8. Cullen Jenkins, DE/DT, Packers. Age: 30.
    Signed with Eagles (5 years, $25 million)

    Cullen Jenkins dominates the line of scrimmage when he's on the field. Unfortunately, Jenkins is often injured; he has missed 17 games in the past three years.

  9. Stephen Bowen, DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 27.
    Signed with Redskins (5 years, $27.5 million; $12.5 million guaranteed)

    Stephen Bowen took over for an injured Marcus Spears in the middle of the season and played very well down the stretch.

  10. Shaun Smith, DE/DT, Chiefs. Age: 30.
    Signed with Titans

    Shaun Smith turns 30 in August, but he's still a strong two-down, run-stuffing defensive end in the 3-4.

  11. Pat Williams, NT, Vikings. Age: 38.
    A two-down run-stuffer, Pat Williams still got it done this season despite playing at 38 years old. He'll try to help a contender.

  12. Marcus Spears, DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 28.
    Re-signed with Cowboys (5 years, $19.2 million)

    When motivated, Marcus Spears is a force against the run. He offers no pass rush, however.

  13. Kelly Gregg, NT, Ravens. Age: 34.
    Signed with Chiefs (1 year)

    Though Kelly Gregg turns 35 in November, he's still an effective two-down run-stuffer. He's expected to re-sign with the Ravens at a lower price.

  14. Justin Bannan, DE/DT, Broncos. Age: 32.
    Signed with Rams (3 years)

    Justin Bannan had a solid year for the Broncos, which makes you wonder why they released him. Bannan can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4.

  15. Anthony Adams, DT, Bears. Age: 31.
    Re-signed with Bears

    Anthony Adams had a slightly down year by his standards, but the Bears are still working to extend the run-stuffer.

  16. John Henderson, DT, Raiders. Age: 32.
    Re-signed with Raiders (2 years, $8 million)

    John Henderson missed a ton of action this season with a foot injury, but was a very forceful run-stuffer when he was in the lineup.

  17. Amobi Okoye, DT, Texans. Age: 24.
    Signed with Bears (1 year)

    The No. 10 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Amobi Okoye has never developed into a consistent pass-rusher. He's only 24 though, so perhaps he can be a late bloomer with a better defensive line coach.

  18. Ron Edwards, NT, Chiefs. Age: 32.
    Signed with Panthers (3 years, $8.25 million)

    Ron Edwards did a decent job of stuffing the run early in the season, but seemed to wear down as the season progressed.

  19. Kenyon Coleman, DE/DT, Browns. Age: 32.
    Signed with Cowboys

    Kenyon Coleman doesn't offer much of a pass rush (3 sacks in 2010), but he's a very good run defender as a 3-4 defensive end.

  20. Shaun Rogers, DT, Browns. Age: 32.
    Signed with Saints (1 year, $4 million)

    Shaun Rogers was dumped by the Browns because of his $6 million salary, but he should still be OK as a two-down run-stuffer.

  21. Tommie Harris, DT, Bears. Age: 28.
    Signed with Colts (1 year)

    Tommie Harris is a shell of what he used to be. He's battled through way too many injuries. There's a chance he'll be able to bounce back and become a solid player once again, but I wouldn't bet on it.

  22. Rocky Bernard, DT, Giants. Age: 32.
    Re-signed with Giants

    Rocky Bernard is a rapidly declining player, but he can still be a solid rotational defensive lineman.

  23. Kris Jenkins, NT, Jets. Age: 32.
    Coming off a pair of torn ACLs, Kris Jenkins has played in just seven games the past two years.

  24. Alan Branch, DT, Cardinals. Age: 26.
    Signed with Seahawks

    Alan Branch offers nothing in terms of a pass rush, but can stuff the run effectively when he's motivated.

  25. Tony McDaniel, DE/DT, Dolphins. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Dolphins (2 years, $6 million)

    Tony McDaniel was a solid rotational defensive lineman for the Dolphins in 2010, thriving against the run and recording 2.5 sacks.

  26. Desmond Bryant (ERFA), DT, Raiders. Age: 25.
    A pass-rushing specialist, Desmond Bryant terrorized Matt Cassel in the season finale in what was his only extensive action of the season. I'd like to see him play more next year. That will happen if Richard Seymour leaves.

  27. Remi Ayodele, DT, Saints. Age: 28.
    Signed with Vikings

    Remi Ayodele plays the run somewhat well, but offers absolutely no pass rush.

  28. Antonio Johnson, DT, Colts. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Colts

    Antonio Johnson has some upside as a 310-pound defensive tackle with pass-rushing ability. He played well at times this past season after a horrible 2009 campaign.

  29. Marcus Stroud, DT, Patriots. Age: 33.
    Marcus Stroud struggled in Buffalo's 3-4. He'll be better in a 4-3, but at 33, his skills have eroded.

  30. Jamal Williams, NT, Broncos. Age: 35.
    Jamal Williams had a decent year as a two-down run-stuffer in 2010. He turns 35 in April, however.

  31. Robaire Smith, DE/DT, Browns. Age: 33.
    Robaire Smith played well last year until landing on IR with a back injury. Signing a 33-year-old with back problems will be a risky proposition for any team.

  32. Gerard Warren, DT, Patriots. Age: 33.
    Re-signed with Patriots

    Gerard Warren tried his best to fill in for Ty Warren, but he's nothing more than a rotational player at this point in his career.

  33. Daniel Muir, DT, Colts. Age: 27. -- Signed with Rams (1 year, $1.85 million)
  34. Tony Brown, DT, Titans. Age: 30.
  35. Derek Landri, DT, Panthers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Eagles
  36. Anthony Hargrove, DT, Saints. Age: 28. -- Signed with Eagles
  37. Jacques Cesaire, DE/DT, Chargers. Age: 31. -- Re-signed with Chargers (2 years)
  38. Jason Hatcher, DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Cowboys (3 years)
  39. Shaun Cody, NT, Texans. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Texans
  40. Gary Gibson, DT, Rams. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Rams
  41. Ronald Fields, NT, Broncos. Age: 29. -- Signed with Dolphins
  42. Marcus Thomas, DE/DT, Broncos. Age: 25. -- Re-signed with Broncos (1 year)
  43. Tank Johnson, DT, Bengals. Age: 29.
  44. Ma'ake Kemoeatu, NT, Redskins. Age: 32.
  45. Jimmy Kennedy, DT, Vikings. Age: 31.
  46. Ian Williams, NT, Notre Dame. Age: 21. -- Signed with 49ers
  47. Cedric Thornton, DE/DT, Southern Arkansas. Age: N/A. -- Signed with Eagles
  48. Martin Parker, DT, Richmond. Age: 23.
  49. Nick Eason, DE/DT, Steelers. Age: 31. -- Signed with Cardinals (2 years)
  50. Chris Hoke, NT, Steelers. Age: 35. -- Re-signed with Steelers
  51. Junior Siavii, DT, Seahawks. Age: 32. -- Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year)
  52. Eric Foster, DT, Colts. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Colts
  53. Travis Johnson, DE/DT, Chargers. Age: 29.
  54. Fred Evans, DT, Vikings. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Vikings
  55. Justin Harrell, DT, Packers. Age: 27.
  56. Vance Walker, DT, Falcons. Age: 24.
  57. Clifton Ryan, DT, Rams. Age: 27.
  58. Trevor Pryce, DE/DT, Jets. Age: 36.
  59. Nick Hayden (RFA), DT, Panthers. Age: 25.
  60. Jarvis Green, DE/DT, Texans. Age: 32.
  61. Andre Fluellen (RFA), DT, Lions. Age: 26. -- Tendered by Lions
  62. Leger Douzable (RFA), DT, Jaguars. Age: 25.
  63. Brian Schaefering, DE/DT, Browns. Age: 28.
  64. Derreck Robinson, DE/DT, Browns. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Browns
  65. Bryan Robinson, DT, Cardinals. Age: 37.
  66. Gabe Watson, DT, Cardinals. Age: 27. -- Signed with Giants
  67. Marques Douglas, DE/DT, Titans. Age: 34.
  68. Trey Lewis, DT, Falcons. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Falcons
  69. Lamar Divens, NT, Ravens. Age: 25.
  70. John McCargo, DT, Bills. Age: 28.
  71. Ed Johnson, DT, Panthers. Age: 27.
  72. Kelly Talavou, NT, Ravens. Age: 26.
  73. DeMario Pressley, DT, Texans. Age: 25. -- Signed with Colts
  74. Chris Baker, NT, Dolphins. Age: 23.

2011 NFL Free Agent Positions:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K/P | Recap

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4eversteve 03-21-2014 11:12 am (total posts: 1)
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Linval Joseph was a huge get for the Vikings. They needed to get stronger up the middle, they had virtually no pressure from their interior D-line last season and Zimmer quickly identified that in film break down,along side Spielman are working to correct that problem ASAP. The Vikings have been very active on rebuild that D-line Zimmer wants to pummel opposing teams QB's or bite to head off the snake if you will.I also like the pick up of Captain Munnerlyn, he is a clone of Antoine Winfield,
SteveB 03-14-2014 04:29 pm (total posts: 1)
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If he was 31 and coming off ACL I might be worried but he's 27 and in his prime. Have absolutely no problem with a 5 year deal. As far as the "cowgirls" comment I want to thank you for keeping America's team relevant.
@SteveB 03-14-2014 02:14 am (total posts: 1)
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If the Cowgirls offer a 5 yr deal to Melton, you shouldn't be happy, are you unaware of his ACL injury? I know he isn't mobile to begin with but being that big is probably tougher to comeback and stay healthy.
SteveB 03-12-2014 08:42 am (total posts: 1)
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Melton will be a Cowboy. Probably around 5 years 25 mill or so. Great deal for the Boys and smart to get younger. All these people raving over Demarcus need to realize he's not 26 anymore, he has 3 good years left in him at best.
CC 03-11-2014 10:32 am (total posts: 1)
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I hope Cowboys can get Melton or Linval Joseph
BJ Who 02-10-2014 10:02 pm (total posts: 1)
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Lol you show me a document that the Packers offered Raji 8 million a year... That was a made up statement my guess by his Agent to drive the Market prize for Raji up.
13 tackles and no sacks he has not had a sack in two years and the Packers offered him 8 million and get this he turned it down lol...... Please the story the offer is so bogus good luck Raji getting anything close to 8 million on the open market.
WTF? 01-09-2014 01:09 pm (total posts: 1)
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Corey Peters had a great year! if you knew anything, ud know he had a better year the babs that you ranked 12-13 spots ahead off! And unlike babs, he is young! Do some better research
Tampa WIsh List 01-08-2014 12:04 pm (total posts: 1)
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Backup QB: Matt Flynn
TE: Fred Davis OR Brandon Pettigrew and Jake Ballard
OT: Jared Veldheer OR Eugene Monroe
C: Resign Ted Larsen
DE: Michael Johnson(long shot) and Justin Tuck
DT: Henry Melton
CB: Peanut Tillman
To Andrea from Brooklyn, 05-07-2013 05:13 pm (total posts: 1)
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What the hell?
andrea from brooklyn 04-23-2013 02:28 am (total posts: 1)
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to girls i don't like or like they boyfriend i wait till till they turn they back and i shove my fingers down my panties onto my coochie and get real good and deep into my yeast infection. i take that white gooey blue cheese stuff and rub it on they cell phone by the part they talk at so they lips get all that yeast up on them. they kiss they man with my nasty yeast dust on them.
Real Analysis 03-15-2013 06:53 pm (total posts: 1)
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You guys really don't know anything about football, fix up walter
Drew 03-13-2013 03:32 pm (total posts: 2)
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he's got to be better than 1 1/2 stars!
Drew 03-13-2013 03:31 pm (total posts: 2)
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what about pat sims??
sdot 03-12-2013 12:26 pm (total posts: 1)
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Charger cut DT Garay
JaMarcus Russell 03-06-2013 11:49 am (total posts: 1)
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hey walt, where i be at on dis list? shoot i gotta be atleast 2 stars, i weigh 350 lbs...

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