Free-agent Refresher: Top Unsigned NFL Players

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  • In this Tuesday edition of Niners Daily, we list the best veteran players still on the market with a little more than a month until training camp begins.*

As most NFL fans know, the vast majority of the top free agents each year sign in early-to-mid March.

The San Francisco 49ers made their biggest offseason splash when they inked Torrey Smith to a five-year deal on March 10.

But even though the big-name stars like Ndamukong Suh, Julius Thomas and DeMarco Murray have long found new homes, there are quite a few impact players who are still available.

Some of the more well-known veterans on the market include: Lance Briggs, Dwight Freeney, James Jones, Evan Mathis and Wes Welker.

Below is the complete list in alphabetical order, compiled with help from NFL.com.*
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Ahmad Bradshaw, RB

Previous team: Indianapolis Colts

NFL experience: 8 seasons

Note: Rushed for 1,000 yards in 2010 and 2012

Lance Briggs, LB

Previous team: Chicago Bears

NFL experience: 12 seasons

Note: Selected to Pro Bowl seven straight years from 2005-11

Tarell Brown, CB

Previous team: Oakland Raiders

NFL experience: 8 seasons

Note: Drafted by 49ers and played for the team from 2007-13

Red Bryant, DL

Previous team: Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL experience: 7 seasons

Note: Was the Seattle Seahawks defensive team captain during the 2012-13 seasons

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San Francisco has used free agency as an avenue to improve the team over the years.

Barry Cofield, DL**

Previous team: Washington Redskins

NFL experience: 9 seasons

Note: Missed eight games in 2014 with ankle injury

Dwight Freeney, LB

Previous team: San Diego Chargers

NFL experience: 13 seasons

Note: Fifth among active players with 111.5 career sacks

Shonn Greene, RB

Previous team: Tennessee Titans

NFL experience: 6 seasons

Note: Rushed for 1,000 yards in 2011 and 2012

Jermaine Gresham, TE

Previous team: Cincinnati Bengals

NFL experience: 5 seasons

Note: Caught at least 46 passes in every season since joining league

Chris Johnson, RB

Previous team: New York Jets

NFL experience: 7 seasons

Note: Rushed for 1,000 yards for six straight seasons from 2008-13

James Jones, WR

Previous team: Oakland Raiders

NFL experience: 8 seasons

Note: A San Jose native who starred collegiately at San Jose State

Dawan Landry, S

Previous team: New York Jets

NFL experience: 9 seasons

Note: Totaled more than 100 tackles in each of last three seasons

Jake Long, OL

Previous team: St. Louis Rams

NFL experience: 7 seasons

Note: Was first overall pick in 2008 draft

Evan Mathis, OL

Previous team: Philadelphia Eagles

NFL experience: 10 seasons

Note: Selected to the Pro Bowl in each of last two seasons

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The free agent addition to the San Francisco 49ers goes through drills at a recent Organized Team Activity.

Zach Miller, TE**

Previous team: Seattle Seahawks

NFL experience: 8 seasons

Note: Missed 13 games in 2014 with ankle injury

Chris Myers, OL

Previous team: Houston Texans

NFL experience: 10 seasons

Note: Selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012

Brandon Spikes, LB

Previous team: New England Patriots

NFL experience: 5 seasons

Note: Has 16 pass breakups and 23 tackles for loss in career

Pierre Thomas, RB

Previous team: New Orleans Saints

NFL experience: 8 seasons

Note: Has 40 career touchdowns, 28 rushing and 12 receiving

Michael Vick, QB

Previous team: New York Jets

NFL experience: 14 seasons

Note: All-time leading rusher among quarterbacks with 6,010 career yards

Wes Welker, WR

Previous team: Denver Broncos

NFL experience: 11 seasons

Note: Has 100 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in five seasons

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