The draft is over, and teams are practicing for the upcoming season, but there are still unsigned players that are looking for a place to play. These are the top five key players that are still on the market.
1. Dez Bryant
Bryant hasn’t found a team yet ever since he was released from the Dallas Cowboys in April.
Almost every other team had picked up other wide receivers to fill in, and this leaves him stranded with nowhere to go. Some teams would be crazy not to pick up the talented receiver.
Bryant is a large, physical receiver who bullies small corners, and he has amazing athletic ability to make plays. He has a career total of 7,489 receiving yards. There were some teams that could be a good fit for Bryant, but they either don’t have the money to pay him, Bryant declined their contract or they have zero interest in him.
2. Demarco Murray
Ever since Derrick Henry came in, Demarco Murray’s days have been numbered. He is an excellent running back with hands like a receiver. He can also pass block pretty well.
The last outstanding season he had with the Tennessee Titans was back in 2016 when he had 1,287 rushing yards. After that year, he started going downhill. Now he’s looking for a team to play for.
3. Adrian Peterson
Peterson is one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, but it’s sad to say that his career is coming to a close. Ever since he was traded away to the Arizona Cardinals, he wasn’t moving the ball like he used to. Peterson went from averaging 5-6 yards per carry to 2.5 yards per carry. Also, he was moving behind a mediocre offensive line when he was with the Cardinals.
Peterson was also dealing with injuries as well, and this would be pretty difficult for him to start on another team in the fall if he can’t stay healthy.
4. NaVorro Bowman
Bowman was a pretty strong run defender when he played with the San Fransisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in 2017. It seems like it wasn’t enough for them to keep him on the roster. Ever since Bowman injured his knee, he hasn’t been playing up to his potential. Hopefully, a team will be able to pick him up.
Bowman shares a good level of experience, can fill in holes and stop runs. He has a career total of 585 tackles, 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles, 29 pass deflections, and five interceptions.
5. Jeremy Maclin
Maclin hasn’t had an outstanding season since he was with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he had 1,624 receiving yards during those two years. He hasn’t been able to stay healthy, and this caused his stats to hit rock bottom while with the Baltimore Ravens. If Maclin is able to stay at 100 percent, there might be a chance that he will be able to play next season.