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2012 NFL Free Agents: Cornerbacks




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2012 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2012.
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  1. Lardarius Webb (RFA), CB, Ravens. Age: 25.
    Re-signed with Ravens (6 years, $50 million; $10 million guaranteed)

    One of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, Lardarius Webb allowed a 54.6 completion percentage this past season. But that's not even his most impressive stat. He picked off seven passes while surrendering zero touchdowns.

  2. Brandon Carr, CB, Chiefs. Age: 26.
    Signed with Cowboys (5 years, $50.1 million)

    Brandon Carr allowed a completion percentage of 49.4 in 2011. He is a No. 1-caliber cornerback who will be rewarded with a big contract this offseason.

  3. Cortland Finnegan, CB, Titans. Age: 28.
    Signed with Rams (5 years, $50 million)

    Cortland Finnegan is a really good cornerback unless he has to cover Andre Johnson. He's expected to reunite with Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.

  4. Carlos Rogers, CB, 49ers. Age: 31.
    Signed with 49ers (4 years, $29.3 million)

    Carlos Rogers had a fantastic season, picking off six passes and limiting receivers to a 52.6 completion percentage. Only his age (31 in July) is a concern.



  5. Brent Grimes, CB, Falcons. Age: 29.
    Franchised by Falcons

    Despite size and speed limitations, Brent Grimes is a very talented cornerback. The only question is his dedication. There is speculation via a Pro Football Weekly report that he sat out the playoff game so he wouldn't risk a big pay day by getting hurt. If so, Grimes might be one of those take-the-money-and-run bust free agents. Caveat emptor.

  6. Richard Marshall, CB, Cardinals. Age: 27.
    Signed with Dolphins (3 years, $16 million; $6 million guaranteed)

    Richard Marshall played pretty well at corner in the second half of the year. He was also effective in stepping in for an injured Kerry Rhodes at free safety.

  7. Tracy Porter, CB, Saints. Age: 26.
    Signed with Broncos (1 year, $4 million)

    Tracy Porter is coming off a down year, but he's still an effective starting cornerback. He'd look much better with a consistent pass rush in front of him.

  8. William Middleton (RFA), CB, Jaguars. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Jaguars (1 year, $1.26 million)

    William Middleton doesn't have much NFL experience, but he handled himself really well in relief of Derek Cox and Rashean Mathis in 2011. He's a young corner with loads of potential.

  9. Stanford Routt, CB, Raiders. Age: 29.
    Signed with Chiefs (3 years, $19.6 million; $4 million signing bonus)

    One of the most overrated players in the NFL, Stanford Routt is often discussed as a Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback, but he definitely shouldn't be. Routt has good coverage skills, but is often penalized. He was whistled for 17 infractions in 2011 alone (it easily could have been a lot more), which led all players at his position.

  10. Terrell Thomas, CB, Giants. Age: 27.
    Re-signed with Giants (4 years, $28 million; $11 million guaranteed)

    Can you imagine if the Giants had the skilled Terrell Thomas in their secondary as a complement to their fearsome pass rush? Thomas is coming off a torn ACL, but he should be ready for training camp because the injury occurred in August.



  11. Jason Allen, CB, Texans. Age: 29.
    Signed with Bengals

    Jason Allen played surprisingly well in Wade Phillips' defense in 2011. He surrendered a completion percentage of only 50.6 and ate into Kareem Jackson's snaps late in the year.

  12. Tim Jennings, CB, Bears. Age: 28.
    Re-signed with Bears (2 years)

    Tim Jennings played well last year (57.3%, 0 TDs), but at 5-8, 185, he's pretty scheme-specific. He means much more to Chicago than most other teams.

  13. Rashean Mathis, CB, Jaguars. Age: 32.
    Re-signed with Jaguars (1 year, $5 million)

    Rashean Mathis played well last year, but there are two issues. First, he turns 32 in August. Second, and more importantly, he tore his ACL in November, so it's not clear if he'll be 100 percent next season.

  14. Greg Toler (RFA), CB, Cardinals. Age: 27.
    Re-signed with Cardinals (1 year, $1.26 million)

    Greg Toler played well in 2010, but missed all of last year with a torn ACL.

  15. Ronald Bartell, CB, Rams. Age: 31.
    Signed with Raiders (1 year, $3 million)

    Ronald Bartell can be a decent cornerback when healthy, but he missed all but one game last year with a neck injury. He's a health risk, but he's been cleared by the doctors. He's worth a shot.

  16. Aaron Ross, CB, Giants. Age: 29.
    Signed with Jaguars (3 years, $15.3 million)

    When Terrell Thomas suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason, Giant fans groaned because that would mean Aaron Ross would have to play more. Ross lived down to those expectations, allowing a 65.9 completion percentage and six touchdowns.

  17. William Gay, CB, Steelers. Age: 27.
    Signed with Cardinals

    William Gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) was inserting (or inserted) into the starting lineup in late September and did a decent job. He has really struggled in the past, however, and the 30-yard touchdown he surrendered to Eddie Royal in the playoff loss was not a good sign.

  18. Cary Williams (RFA), CB, Ravens. Age: 27.
    Re-signed with Ravens (1 year, $1.927 million)

    I don't know what was more disappointing: Cary Williams' performance in 2011, or the fact that first-round rookie Jimmy Smith couldn't pass him on the depth chart.

  19. Chris Carr, CB, Ravens. Age: 29.
    Signed with Vikings (1 year)

    Chris Carr played very well in 2010, but tumbled down the depth chart this past season. He was a healthy scratch toward the end.

  20. Perrish Cox, CB, Broncos. Age: 25.
    Signed with 49ers (2 years)

    Perrish Cox is very talented, but has a long history of off-the-field issues. He was recently acquitted of sexual assault.

  21. Marcus Trufant, CB, Seahawks. Age: 31.
    Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year)

    Marcus Trufant, who just turned 31 on Christmas, has some back issues that really affected his play last year. He really struggled and may never be the same again.



  22. Shawntae Spencer, CB, 49ers. Age: 30. -- Signed with Raiders
  23. Cedric Griffin, CB, Vikings. Age: 29. -- Signed with Redskins (1 year, $2.5 million)
  24. Dimitri Patterson, CB, Browns. Age: 29. -- Signed with Browns (3 years, $16 million; $6 million guaranteed)
  25. Drew Coleman, CB, Jaguars. Age: 29. -- Signed with Lions
  26. Terence Newman, CB, Cowboys. Age: 33. -- Signed with Bengals
  27. Corey Graham, CB, Bears. Age: 27. -- Signed with Ravens (2 years)
  28. Keenan Lewis (RFA), CB, Steelers. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Steelers (1 year, $1.26 million)
  29. Will Allen, CB, Dolphins. Age: 34. -- Signed with Patriots (1 year)
  30. Jacob Lacey (RFA), CB, Colts. Age: 25. -- Signed with Lions (1 year)
  31. Drayton Florence, CB, Bills. Age: 31. -- Signed with Broncos (2 years, $4.5 million)
  32. Chris Johnson, CB, Raiders. Age: 32.
  33. Benny Sapp, CB, Vikings. Age: 31.
  34. Jarrett Bush, CB, Packers. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Packers (3 years)
  35. Alan Ball, CB, Cowboys. Age: 27. -- Signed with Texans
  36. Marquice Cole (RFA), CB, Jets. Age: 28. -- Signed with Patriots
  37. Kelly Jennings, CB, Bengals. Age: 29.
  38. Justin Tryon, CB, Giants. Age: 28.
  39. Eric Wright, CB, Lions. Age: 27. -- Signed with Buccaneers (5 years, $37.5 million) WTF!?
  40. Lito Sheppard, CB, Raiders. Age: 31.
  41. Elbert Mack, CB, Buccaneers. Age: 26. -- Signed with Saints
  42. Rod Hood, CB, Rams. Age: 30.
  43. Antwaun Molden, CB, Patriots. Age: 27. -- Signed with Giants
  44. Justin King, CB, Rams. Age: 25. -- Signed with Colts
  45. Travis Daniels, CB, Chiefs. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Chiefs
  46. Bryant McFadden, CB, Steelers. Age: 30.
  47. Justin King, CB, Rams. Age: 25.
  48. Dante Hughes, CB, Chargers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Chargers
  49. Roy Lewis, CB, Seahawks. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year)
  50. Andre Goodman, CB, Broncos. Age: 34.
  51. Byron Westbrook (RFA), CB, Redskins. Age: 27.
  52. Zackary Bowman, CB, Bears. Age: 27. -- Signed with Vikings (1 year)
  53. Ronde Barber, CB, Buccaneers. Age: 37. -- Re-signed with Buccaneers (1 year)
  54. Pacman Jones, CB, Bengals. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Bengals
  55. Will Blackmon, CB, Giants. Age: 27.
  56. Nate Jones, CB, Patriots. Age: 30.
  57. Patrick Lee, CB, Packers. Age: 28. -- Signed with Raiders (1 year)
  58. Kelvin Hayden, CB, Falcons. Age: 29. -- Signed with Bears
  59. Donald Strickland, CB, Jets. Age: 31.
  60. Jonathan Wilhite, CB, Broncos. Age: 28. -- Signed with Bears
  61. Michael Coe, CB, Giants. Age: 28.
  62. Frank Walker, CB, Cowboys. Age: 31.
  63. Brandon McDonald, CB, Lions. Age: 27.
  64. Reggie Corner, CB, Bills. Age: 28.
  65. Leigh Torrence, CB, Saints. Age: 30. -- Signed with Redskins
  66. Bruce Johnson (RFA), CB, Giants. Age: 24.
  67. Cletis Gordon, CB, Panthers. Age: 29.




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dennis K. dennis 04-23-2013 02:36 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.27 (total posts: 1)
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walter i'm gonna unload my flesh rocket in your left eye you bltch@zz
brent grimes 03-27-2013 07:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.104 (total posts: 1)
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should come to the bills
Hanson sucked 03-16-2013 12:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.34 (total posts: 1)
12     8

What did you watch ?
TheWhoLok 03-15-2013 02:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.86 (total posts: 1)
19     51

Terrence Newman signed with the Raiders.
sheldon brown sucked this year for the browns 03-12-2013 09:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.239 (total posts: 1)
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oakland was his only good game...not sure what you watched
MeAngelo Hall 03-12-2013 07:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.185 (total posts: 1)
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Walt rates him as a 3 star CB.

Pro Football Focus gives him a -3.2 rating for last season, 49th among FA CB.

I'll trust the professional evaluators over the idiot with a crappy blog.
Bob 03-12-2013 07:10 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.88 (total posts: 1)
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Just so you know the McKelvin deal is actually 4 for 17 million, not 20 as originally thought
hey walter 03-12-2013 02:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.104 (total posts: 1)
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gamble is retiring
Jesus us the Best 03-11-2013 03:48 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.31 (total posts: 1)
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Nnamdi Asomugha can be the best CB on this market especially on a team like the Jets and Raiders who love to press. When you play that bail technique and do all that switching that takes too much communication especially for a team who makes as many roster turnovers at safety like the Eagles.

But overall kind of shocking you have him at 13.
Falcons 03-09-2013 01:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.41 (total posts: 1)
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Great Job Resigning William Moore! Now resign Grimes, Baker and Tony G and your set!
Tye Hill 03-09-2013 10:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx.208 (total posts: 1)
24     24

Where am I?
Gavin 02-28-2013 07:07 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.169 (total posts: 1)
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Chris Gamble will only be 2.5 stars once released, I think.. his agility/speed has diminished significantly since his AllStar years.
Lions fan 02-03-2013 04:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.155 (total posts: 1)
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Lets bring in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and try to keep Lacey at the nickel and Start Cromartie with Bentley
Ardent NFL Viewer 01-23-2013 08:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.191 (total posts: 1)
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I would encourage the writer of this site to actually watch the games and not read and comment based on other fans critiques.
rog 01-20-2013 10:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.1.3 (total posts: 1)
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jenkins worse than pacman and 34 yr old newman? i dont think so


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