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Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus-one of the league's most underrated players, Harris has been playmaker at the back end of Minnesota's defense since seeing extended playing time in 2018. Harris has the top regular-season coverage grade among safeties at 91. 6 after ranking sixth last season. He's played the majority of his snaps at free safety, but this season has seen him play about 40 % of his snaps in the box or over slot, showing that he can play a more versatile role in defense. Harris has nine interceptions and seven pass breakups over the last two years, all while missing just four of his 100 tackle attempts. Playmaking, sure-tackling safeties are of immense value in the NFL, and Harris has shown both traits as much as any safety in the league over the last two seasons. Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus-only thing keeping McCourty from being higher on the list is age, as he enter 2020 season at 33 years old. McCourty exemplifies what you want in safe safety, as he's rarely out of position in the passing game and is a sure tackler in space with just 71 career misses on 890 tackle attempts. While McCourty has dabbled in multiple roles playing closer to the line of scrimmage or covering tight ends, he's at his best as deep free safety where he will rarely bust coverage and frequently take advantage of quarterback mistakes when present. Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus-Ward has worn many hats in the 49ers' secondary, but 2019 has been his best season by longshot, as he ranks eighth among safeties with 84. 2 overall grade during the regular season. After playing slot corner, outside corner and every safety variation, Ward's career year came after spending 71 % of his snaps at free safety, where he's broke up eight passes and missed just three tackles in a year. Ward has been flying around the field this season, and he's become playmaker on back end of one of the best defenses in the league. Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus-potentially heading on to his third team in fewer seasons, Ha Ha Clinton Dix taking a short-term 'prove-it' deal with the Chicago Bears to try and hit the open market again with improved interest. As a former first-round pick, expectations for his play are high but may need to be adjusted to simply'solid' given what he has shown so far in his NFL career. Clinton-Dix makes plays on football in coverage, which is the most important aspect of safety play, but he can come up lightweight against power and misses too many tackles to be happy with. Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus-player who have bounced around different positions since being Draft in the first round, Damarious Randall is now searching for his third team and situation that can truly work for him.

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Here is a breakdown of the Top 2020 NFL Free Agents. We will be posting updates to list throughout the season as players are either signed or release, so be sure to check back for the latest updates on Top NFL Free Agents. This list is limited to players who become Free Agents at the start or during the 2020 league year, which is why notable Free Agents such as QB Colin Kaepernick and S Eric Berry are not on the list below. There is a case to be made that Ryan should be ahead of Dennard. He plays more snaps, offers some position versatility and is still under 30 years old. Dennard is a year younger and was the more efficient cornerback last year on a play-by-play basis, according to PFF rating. Looking at it closer, I think theres probably a better case for Ryan to be ahead of Dennard based on their 2018 production and the fact that Ryan has performed well while playing more snaps. I 'll make change in the next update. Derrick Henry aint going anywhere man get real. The Titans will either resign Henry this off-season or franchise tag him. There is no way Tennessee will let their star offensive player walk. Just because some on this list look good doesnt mean they will end up leaving their respected teams. Half of the list will either resign or franchise before the start of Free agency. That is how it is every year.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-Things change fast in the NFL. A fine example of that is the Browns ' safety situation in Week 1 compared to now. In September, CLEVELAND was stacked with middle-class defensive back talent. None were quite game breakers but they could all be trust. From Damarious Randall to TJ Carrie and even Jermaine Whitehead, Browns had able and talented bodies at defensive back. Then slowly things change. Whitehead was cut. Randall entered the doghouse and went into free agency. Carrie was let go as well. Other serviceable defensive backs such as Eric Murray and Juston Burris have uncertain futures with the team. Neither are under contract and could have other suitors in free agency. That leaves Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, Morgan Burnett, JT Hassell and Sheldrick Redwine as returning defensive backs. Which definitely need bolstering at safety and slot corner. This week were taking look at Browns positions of need. Below is a list of how some of the free agents on defensive shake out as far as who will be expensive, who falls in the middle and who offer value buy. Because the Browns are set at both starting corner spots, this piece will ignore top corners on free-agent market. {matheq}{endmatheq} HIGH DEMAND Harris picked the perfect time to have a career year. After bouncing around on a few teams, he signed a proven deal with Minnesota and did exactly that. He led the league in interceptions with six last season and played like one of the best safeties in football. Because of that, hell see big payday. He blossom into one of the best two-way safeties in the NFL this past season, proving he can step up and stop run as well as cover well. He isnt even 27 yet, so his best years are likely ahead of him as he looks to cash in on a nice long-term deal. Ward missed the first few weeks with injury, but when he returned he helped make good 49ers defense great one. Like Simmons, Ward is strong against both run and pass and should see a big payday because of it. The veteran safety has probably seen his last large contract, but that doesnt mean he is done with football. McCourty could serve as a valuable stopgap for team looking to develop a new class of younger safeties. If he is Week 1 starter next season, he will be ready. Once HIGH DRAFT pick, Clinton-Dix flamed out in Green Bay and was supposed to find new life in Chicago. That didnt really happen. He shows flashes of quality play but then has some mental mistakes or miss tackles that cost him. Hes worth another contract, but at lower expectations. Murray suffered an Achilles injury which cost him the second half of 2019. Coming off his rookie contract, he is looking for his first major deal. He probably wo find it, though his on-field play says hes worth it.

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Honorable Mention

This offseason, NFL free agency move at a slow pace because of the pandemic and large amount of uncertainty regarding how COVID-19 could impact the salary cap. Nevertheless, teams pursue and lock up their top free agent targets. Some signings stand out as particularly noteworthy and impressive. This article only considers players who entered free agency or were released early in the offseason and switched teams. Plenty of high-ranking free agents either re-sign with their former teams or receive franchise tags. While those are still interesting topics, it is more fun to analyze how additions and subtractions shake up the NFL hierarchy. Signings receive their rankings based on three factors: how cap-friendly contract is, how talented a free agent is, and how signing immediately makes the team better. These factors almost entirely eliminate role player signings and put high-risk, high-reward deals at a disadvantage. Three factors eliminate a lot of contracts that still deserve mentioning. So, well cover several honorable mentions before getting into the top ten free agent signings of 2020 so far.

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Running Back Lamar Miller

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Buffalo Bills are set to host former Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller for visit on Monday. Miller was recently cut by the New England Patriots, after failing to make the 53-man roster. General manager Brandon Beane confirmed the visit on Monday but said the visit was exploratory and Miller wasnt in the building because he hadnt cleared COVID-19 protocol. If the Bills are serious about Miller, it could be to replace TJ Yeldon as veteran running back on the roster. While Miller missed the entire 2019 season after tearing his MCL and ACL, he was productive in his time with Houston. In 2018, he was named to the Pro Bowl, finishing with 973 yards rushing on 210 carries in 14 games. At 29 years old, Miller would serve as clear veteran in running back meetings, role that head coach Sean McDermott has valued in the past. With fullback Patrick DiMarco now on injured reserve, Miller could assume a leadership role while serving as a viable option on passing downs. If healthy, one could argue that Miller would be upgrade over Yeldon, and a suitable back should Devin Singletary or Zack Moss suffer injury. Buffalo also host kickers Ramiz Ahmed, Matthew McCrane, and Tristan Vizcaino, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Stephen Hasuchka remains a free agent.

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Linebacker Nigel Bradham

The Denver Broncos have had a lot of turnovers at the linebacker position. Resisting temptation to take a linebacker early in the 2020 NFL draft, Broncos ended up landing Justin Strnad in the fifth round with the vision of him helping coverage units as a rookie and becoming a starter in the future. Alas, Strnad suffered a season-ending injury early in training camp, which began the scrambling process for the Broncos. First solution? Sign Mark Barron, former first-round safety-turn-linebacker, to come in and play nickel next to Alexander Johnson. Only a couple of days into Barron's arrival, he suffered a serious hamstring issue that saw him miss the remainder of camp. When the season start, Broncos placed him on injured reserve. When he heal up, Barron is already eligible to return to the 53-man roster. But it doesn't appear that such a development is imminent as the Broncos are bringing in another outside 'backer. Nigel Bradham has been a free agent for a while now, and was available when Barron was signed, but the team had other ideas. Many fans pounded the table for the Broncos to bring in Bradham and that's exactly what the team is doing according to NFL transaction wire. What's next for the Broncos? Don't miss out on any news and analysis! Take second and sign up for our free newsletter and get breaking Broncos news delivered to your inbox daily! Bradham is a 31-year-old linebacker entering his ninth year in the league. Originally a fourth-round pick of Buffalo's back in 2012, Bradham played out his rookie deal with the Bills and then signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles where he would go on to play for four years, garnering extension in between. Bradham, 6-foot-2 241 pounds, was on the Eagles' 2017 Super Bowl-champion squad. Philadelphia cut him loose earlier this year and he signed on late in summer with the New Orleans Saints but only made it about two weeks before he was cut. All-in, Bradham has started 96 NFL games, amassing 619 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 8. 5 sacks, three interceptions, and five forced fumbles. He's about as experienced as it get. Last year, Bradham earned 74. 9 coverage grade via Pro Football Focus, which is very good, though he didn't earn high marks as a run defender. Bradham's 12. 1 snaps per reception was 19-best among NFL linebackers last season. PFF's grading system has lost much of its luster over the last few years, but one need only turn on Eagles' tape from 2019 to see that Bradham has some coverage chops. That's what the Broncos need right now. In truth, Bradham was always a better option than Barron and now Denver might get to have its cake and eat it too.

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Safety Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas has had a pretty turbulent offseason. Being with the Seahawks, he was selected to seven Pro Bowls and was selected first-team All-Pro three times in his 10 seasons. In 2019, he finished the season with two picks, two sacks and 49 tackles in 15 starts. When Thomas was in coverage, he allowed just 0. 17 yards per coverage snap, which was the fifth-best mark of any safety in the 2019 regular season. He also ranks fourth among safeties in targets against per coverage snap in the slot, displaying some versatility as well. Thomas was grade at 76. 7 by Pro Football Focus and had 84. 7 grade in pass coverage. According to PFF, he only was targeted 13 times and allowed just five receptions. However, with Thomas ' past history and his recent fight with a former Ravens teammate, it is possible the veteran could go unsigned for an entire year. Also read: NFL Commentators and Broadcasters 2020: Who are Commentators on NBC, ESPN, CBS and Fox?

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Other Considerations

There are some other players who could not make the list if not for other reasons. Running back Derrius Guice should be on this list. However, domestic violence accusations, injuries and anger issues make him hard to sign right now. Guice has played in only five games since Washington selected him in the second round in 2018. Linebacker Darron Lee is also suspended until Week Five despite starting two games for the Chiefs last year. The 25-year-old had his best two seasons in 2017 and 2018 with three sacks, three interceptions, two force fumbles and 168 tackles combine. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is free because he suffered an ACL injury late last year. Kendricks is probably one of the best backers available depending on his health. Larry Warford opted out 2020 season. New Orleans already released three-time Pro Bowler and banked his replacement. The right guard could opt back in, but who know. Receiver Antonio Brown should make this list, too. However, hes suspended until at least Week 9. Brown could get more discipline too, so who knows if he is worth flyer at this point. Either way, there are more than 10 NFL Free Agents who could get signed and make an impact in Week 3.

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