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2013 NFL Free Agents: Defensive Tackles

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2013 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2013.
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  1. Henry Melton, DT, Bears. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Bears (1 year, $8.5 million)

    Henry Melton is one of the top interior pass-rushers in all of football. He could stand to be better against the run, but he deserves a big contract after getting to the quarterback more effectively than Julius Peppers.

  2. Randy Starks, DT, Dolphins. Age: 29.
    Re-signed with Dolphins (1 year, $8.5 million)

    Randy Starks is a talented interior pass-rusher. He struggled a bit down the stretch, but that could have been the result of personal issues he dealt with late in the year.

  3. Richard Seymour, DT, Raiders. Age: 33.
    Richard Seymour has been tremendous over the years, including the first half of this past season. Unfortunately, he missed the final eight games of his 2012 campaign because of a hamstring injury. He'll be 34 in October, so it's fair to wonder if his body is breaking down.

  4. Desmond Bryant, DT, Raiders. Age: 27.
    Signed with Browns (5 years, $34 million)

    Desmond Bryant served as a solid interior pass-rusher after Richard Seymour was lost for the year. Excluding Lamarr Houston, no other Raider defensive lineman was better at applying pressure on the quarterback, though that's not saying much.

  5. Jason Jones, DT, Seahawks. Age: 27.
    Signed with Lions

    Jason Jones is a quality interior pass-rusher who was lost late in the year to a knee injury.

  6. Sammie Lee Hill, DT, Lions. Age: 26.
    Signed with Titans (3 years, $11.4 million)

    Sammie Lee Hill could start for some teams, as he does a decent job of pressuring the quarterback. He just hasn't had much of a chance in Detroit because he's been behind Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and Corey Williams on the depth chart.

  7. Roy Miller, DT, Buccaneers. Age: 26.
    Signed with Jaguars

    Roy Miller doesn't offer anything as a pass-rusher, but he's a primary reason why the Buccaneers had one of the league's top run defenses in 2012.

  8. Arthur Jones (RFA), DE/DT, Ravens. Age: 27.
    Tendered by Ravens (original)

    Arthur Jones broke into the starting lineup in the middle of the season and performed well, stopping the run effectively and getting to the quarterback on occasion.

  9. Mike DeVito, DE/DT, Jets. Age: 29.
    Signed with Chiefs

    Mike DeVito has been a key run-defender in New York's three-man front.

  10. Steve McLendon (RFA), NT, Steelers. Age: 27.
    Re-signed with Steelers (3 years)

    Steve McClendon looks like a solid replacement for Casey Hampton. He performed well in the playoffs against the Broncos in January 2012, and that carried over into this season when he saw the field briefly.

  11. Chris Canty, DE/DT, Giants. Age: 30.
    Signed with Ravens

    Chris Canty served as a solid interior pass-rusher prior to 2012, but was ineffective last year because of a nagging knee injury. Perhaps he'll be able to rebound next season, but he'll be 31 in November, so his best days are behind him. He can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4.

  12. Cullen Jenkins, DE/DT, Eagles. Age: 32.
    Signed with Giants (3 years, $8 million)

    Cullen Jenkins just turned 32, but he did a good job of being an interior pass-rusher this past season. He struggled a bit in run support though.

  13. Glenn Dorsey, DT, Chiefs. Age: 28.
    Signed with 49ers

    Glenn Dorsey is a bust as the fifth-overall selection in 2008. He can stop the run when healthy, so he's serviceable in that regard. I'd also like to see what he can do in a 4-3, a system more suited toward his strengths.

  14. Ropati Pitoitua (RFA), DE/DT, Chiefs. Age: 28.
    Signed with Titans

    Ropati Pitoitua has served as a solid rotational defensive lineman for the Chiefs. He's solid in run support and tallied two sacks in a game against the Chargers.

  15. Terrance Knighton, NT, Jaguars. Age: 27.
    Signed with Broncos (2 years)

    It's rare to see a 330-pound nose tackle struggle in run support, but that's why Terrance Knighton was benched in favor of C.J. Mosley back in October. He still played an ample amount though.

  16. Sedrick Ellis, DT, Saints. Age: 28.
    Signed with Bears

    Sedrick Ellis has been an enormous bust for the Saints as the No. 7 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. There's still time for him to turn his career around though.

  17. Alan Branch, DT, Seahawks. Age: 28.
    Signed with Bills (1 year, $3 million)

    Alan Branch is sort of a jack-of-all-trades defensive tackle. He has no glaring weaknesses and is at his best when stopping the run.

  18. Ricky Jean-Francois, DE/DT, 49ers. Age: 26.
    Signed with Colts (4 years, $22 million)

    Ricky Jean-Francois handled himself well when inserted into the lineup in the wake of Justin Smith's injury. He's not much of a pass-rusher, but he contained the run well.

  19. C.J. Mosley, DT, Jaguars. Age: 30.
    Signed with Lions

    C.J. Mosley was released by the Jaguars because he was owed about $2.5 million and didn't fit Gus Bradley's system. Mosley is a stout run-defender, but doesn't offer any pass-rushing ability.

  20. Aubrayo Franklin, NT, Chargers. Age: 33.
    Signed with Colts

    Aubrayo Franklin will be 33 in August, but he can still get the job done as a run-stuffer.

  21. Casey Hampton, NT, Steelers. Age: 35.
    Casey Hampton is still a quality run-stuffer despite his age (36 on Sept. 3).

  22. Sione Pouha, NT, Jets. Age: 34.
    Sione Pouha is still OK in run support, but given that he just turned 34, it's fair to wonder how much longer he'll be effective.

  23. Derek Landri, DT, Eagles. Age: 29.
    Signed with Buccaneers (2 years, $3.25 million)

    Derek Landri is a solid rotational defensive tackle who can put pressure on the quarterback occasionally.

  24. Corey Williams, DT, Lions. Age: 33.
    Corey Williams should still be able to be a solid rotational lineman, but his best days are behind him. He played in only seven games in 2012.

  25. Dwan Edwards, DT, Panthers. Age: 32.
    Re-signed with Panthers

    Dwan Edwards can do a decent job of getting to the quarterback on occasion, but he has to be limited to passing downs because he gets gashed against the run.

  26. SenDerrick Marks, DT, Titans. Age: 26.
    Signed with Jaguars (1 year)

    SenDerrick Marks isn't particularly good at anything, but he's not really bad at anything either. He's a serviceable spot starter.

  27. Marcus Spears, DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 30. -- Signed with Ravens (2 years)
  28. Kevin Vickerson, DT, Broncos. Age: 30. -- Re-signed with Broncos (2 years)
  29. Shaun Cody, NT, Texans. Age: 30.
  30. Isaac Sopoaga, NT, 49ers. Age: 31. -- Signed with Eagles
  31. Nate Collins (RFA), DT, Bears. Age: 25. -- Re-signed with Bears
  32. Antonio Johnson, DT, Colts. Age: 28.
  33. Clinton McDonald (RFA), DT, Seahawks. Age: 26.
  34. Kedric Golston, DE/DT, Redskins. Age: 30. -- Re-signed with Redskins (3 years)
  35. Vance Walker, DT, Falcons. Age: 26. -- Signed with Raiders
  36. Tommy Kelly, DT, Raiders. Age: 32. -- Signed with Patriots (2 years)
  37. Mike Patterson, DT, Eagles. Age: 30. -- Signed with Giants
  38. Justin Bannan, DT, Broncos. Age: 34.
  39. Antonio Garay, NT, Chargers. Age: 33. -- Signed with Jets
  40. Kenyon Coleman, DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 34. -- Signed with Saints
  41. Rocky Bernard, DT, Giants. Age: 34.
  42. Spencer Johnson, DT, Bills. Age: 31.
  43. Tony McDaniel, DT, Dolphins. Age: 28. -- Signed with Seahawks
  44. Leger Douzable, DT, Titans. Age: 28.
  45. Fili Moala, DT, Colts. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Colts (1 year)
  46. Pat Sims, DT, Bengals. Age: 27. -- Signed with Raiders
  47. Chris Baker (RFA), NT, Redskins. Age: 25. -- Tendered by Redskins (original)
  48. Vaughn Martin, DT, Chargers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Dolphins
  49. Ryan McBean, DT, Ravens. Age: 29.
  50. Corvey Irvin (RFA), DT, Buccaneers. Age: 28.
  51. Maake Kemoeatu, NT, Ravens. Age: 34.
  52. Andre Neblett (RFA), DT, Panthers. Age: 25. -- Signed with Buccaneers
  53. Brian Schaefering, DE/DT, Cowboys. Age: 30.
  54. Ty Warren, DT, Broncos. Age: 32.
  55. Amobi Okoye, DT, Bears. Age: 26.
  56. Nick Eason, DE/DT, Cardinals. Age: 33.
  57. Shaun Smith, NT, Chiefs. Age: 32.
  58. Andre Fluellen, DT, Lions. Age: 28. -- Signed with Bears
  59. Trevor Laws, DT, Rams. Age: 28.
  60. Shaun Rogers, DT, Giants. Age: 34. -- Re-signed with Giants
  61. Matt Toeaina, DT, Bears. Age: 28.
  62. Ron Edwards, DT, Panthers. Age: 34.
  63. Vonnie Holliday, DE/DT, Cardinals. Age: 37.

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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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