Originally written on Cippin on Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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It is less than two weeks until the opening of NFL Training Camp and some quality unsigned free agents still remain. The best unsigned free agents remaining are all unrestricted free agents and are free to sign a contract with any team after not being resigned by their previous team.

1. Ryan Grant

The injury-prone running back could definitely help teams that are thin at the running back position. The Detroit Lions are rumored to be the top team in pursuit of Grant. The 29-year-old Grant was a star for the Green Bay Packers before having to have season-ending ankle surgery in 2010.

2. Cedric Benson

Another running back, Benson has ran for over 1,000 yards in the last three seasons. His character issues, mainly his three arrests from 2008 to 2011, were one of the reasons that the Cincinnati Bengals gave up on him. Benson is a strong, powerful runner who could definitely be able to help any team that signs him.

3. Andre Carter

Carter, a defensive end who missed the final three weeks and the entire 2011 postseason due to a torn left quadriceps tendon, was a force for the New England Patriots defense before his injury. Carter, a 12-year veteran of the NFL has been working out with the Patriots during this offseason and New England is the favorite to sign Carter. The 33-year-old tied a Patriots franchise record for most sacks in a single game with four last season in a November game vs. the New York Jets. Although he was unable to play because of his injury, Carter was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2011.

4. Kareem McKenzie

The offensive tackle won his second Super Bowl with the New York Giants last season. The Giants have already said that they have parted ways with McKenzie so the lineman will have a new home for the 2012 season. McKenzie is a solid lineman who could help out a number of teams especially the Arizona Cardinals who gave up 54 sacks last season and could use a player like McKenzie on their offensive line.

5. Plaxico Burress

Burress returned to the NFL last season after being out of football for two seasons while he served a prison sentence for criminal possession of a handgun after he shot himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub in 2008. Playing for the New York Jets, Burress was a force in the red-zone hauling in eight touchdown receptions. Due to his size (6 ft. 5 in.) he presents a huge target for quarterbacks and if he plays as well as he is capable of, he could make an NFL team very lucky to have him.


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