Top 5 NFL Free Agents: Running Backs

by Punter's Hero on July 26, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

#1 DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers

The running back free agent market before next season is thin to say the least as there are no real game changers, but there might be a diamond in the ruff here as DeAngelo Williams could have some big games left in him for a team willing to give the veteran running back a chance.

#2 Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants

The New York Giants seem to be changing into a team that gets their offense through the air. With that being said, the ground game is becoming a lost art in New York which means that their best running back will almost certainly be looking for a way out of New Meadowlands Stadium.

With an impressive performance last season, Bradshaw should get some attention around the league.

#3 Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts

Even though Joseph Addai has never really turned into the running back that everyone thought he would be out of college, the Colts number one option out of the backfield has played pretty well in a pass-first offense over the years.

The Indianapolis Colts will probably look to re-sign Joseph Addai, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go to another team to get more carries and possibly more money.

#4 Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders

Last season the Oakland Raiders turned into a powerhouse in the ground game as they finished the season with the second best running game in the league just behind the Kansas City Chiefs. Even though Darren McFadden got most of the credit for this resurgence on the ground, Run DMC wouldn’t have been able to do it without Michael Bush coming in and doing the dirty work.

The Oakland Raiders want to re-sign Bush, but he might get better offers elsewhere.

#5 Cedric Benson, Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals could easily turn into the worst team in the league next season as they will lose quarterback Carson Palmer and will almost certainly lose Cedric Benson to free agency.

Even though Benson had a down year last season, the veteran running back should still get plenty of interest around the league.

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