2012 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2012.
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2012 NFL Free Agents - Kickers:
Josh Scobee, K, Jaguars. Age: 30. Franchised by Jaguars
Josh Scobee was 23-of-25 last year, including 5-of-6 from 50-plus. He rebounded nicely after hitting just 64.3 and 78.6 percent of his field goals in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Matt Prater, K, Broncos. Age: 28. Franchised by Broncos
Matt Prater is unbelievably clutch, which is exactly what you want out of a kicker. He was also 3-of-4 from 50-plus. Prater deserves a relatively large contract this offseason.
Connor Barth, K, Buccaneers. Age: 26. Franchised by Buccaneers
One of the league's top kickers, Connor Barth drilled 26-of-28 tries last year, including 13-of-14 from 40-49 and 2-of-3 from 50-plus.
Josh Brown, K, Rams. Age: 33. Signed with Jets
Cut one day prior to his 33rd birthday, Josh Brown went just 21-of-28 last year, but is only one season removed from hitting 33-of-39 attempts.
Neil Rackers, K, Texans. Age: 36. Signed with Redskins (1 year)
Neil Rackers' field-goal percentages over the past four years: 89.3, 94.1, 90.0 and 84.2. He's 7-of-9 from 50-plus in the previous two seasons. Only his age (36) is a concern.
Rian Lindell, K, Bills. Age: 35. Re-signed with Bills
Rian Lindell went 13-of-15 in 2011 before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder issue. He's still reliable as ever.
Phil Dawson, K, Browns. Age: 37. Franchised by Browns
Phil Dawson missed a couple of game-winners in the middle of the season, but he finished 24-of-29, including 7-of-8 from 50-plus.
Steven Hauschka (RFA), K, Seahawks. Age: 27. Re-signed with Seahawks (1 year, $1.26 million)
Steven Hauschka was a surprising 25-of-30 in 2011. Let's see if he can have another solid year.
Mike Nugent, K, Bengals. Age: 30. Franchised by Bengals
Mike Nugent went 33-of-38 in 2011, including 14-of-16 from 40-49. However, he's just 3-of-8 from 50-plus dating back to 2007.
Ryan Longwell, K, Vikings. Age: 38.
Ryan Longwell didn't hit at least 83 percent of his field goals in a season for the first time last year since 2005. He went 22-of-28, though he did nail 2-of-3 from 50-plus. He's actually 10-of-11 from that distance in the past four seasons.
Graham Gano (RFA), K, Redskins. Age: 25. Tendered by Redskins
Who knows if Graham Gano would have hit the five kicks that were blocked in 2011? He was at least reliable otherwise last season.
Jay Feely, K, Cardinals. Age: 36. Re-signed with Cardinals (2 years)
Jay Feely just had his worst year as a pro, going 19-of-24 on attempts. He had two misses from inside the 40.
John Kasay, K, Saints. Age: 42. -- Re-signed with Saints
Nick Folk, K, Jets. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Jets
Rhys Lloyd, K, Giants. Age: 30.
Dave Rayner, K, Bills. Age: 29.
2012 NFL Free Agents - Punters:
Mat McBriar, P, Cowboys. Age: 33. Signed with Eagles
Mat McBriar is a very good punter who usually finds his way into the top 10 of net average every year.
Steve Weatherford, P, Giants. Age: 29. Re-signed with Giants (5 years, $12.75 million)
Steve Weatherford averaged a whopping 45.7 yards per punt in 2011 with 25-of-82 attempts inside the 20.
Donnie Jones, P, Rams. Age: 32. Signed with Texans
Donnie Jones averaged 44 yards per punt with more than a quarter of his tries going inside the 20.
Dave Zastudil, P, Cardinals. Age: 33. Re-signed with Cardinals (2 years)
Dave Zastudil had a pretty good year, maintaining a 45.2 average with 24-of-87 attempts inside the 20.
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.