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NFL Free Agency: A 2016 Snapshot

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A broad look at all upcoming available free agents

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

While we're only two days removed from the Super Bowl, the wheels are already in motion for 2016. Exactly one week from today marks the start of the period where teams are allowed to apply the franchise tag. A week after that is the Combine. One month from now kicks off the start of Free Agency and a whole new crop of players joining the New England Patriots.

And to that end, I thought it might be a good idea to take an overall look at who is currently available on the open market. Below is a list of almost all players set to become an Unrestricted Free Agent in 2016. More names will obviously be added as players get cut, and a number of these guys will never hit the market as teams franchise/extend those who they can't afford to lose, but this is a nice snapshot of the players who will be available for the Patriots should they decide to go in that direction. There are some solid names on here, particularly in the running back group, and blissfully few players who spent 2015 on the Patriots. New England really in in great shape going forward.

Quarterback

Sam Bradford
Chase Daniel
Drew Stanton
Chad Henne
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Moore
Matt Schaub
Bruce Gradkowski
Kellen Clemens
Matt Cassel
Tarvaris Jackson
Scott Tolzien
Brock Osweiler
CharlieWhitehurst
Kirk Cousins
Luke McCown
Joe Webb
Dan Orlovsky
Matt McGloin
Michael Vick
CaseKeenum
Thaddeus Lewis
Josh Johnson
T.J. Yates
Matt Flynn
Brandon Weeden
Jimmy Clausen
Ryan Lindley

Running Back

Matt Forte
Chris Ivory
Reggie Bush
Doug Martin
Bilal Powell
James Starks
Lamar Miller
Alfred Morris
Bobby Rainey
Lance Dunbar
Stevan Ridley
LeGarrette Blount
Ronnie Hillman
Chris Johnson
Matt Asiata
Chris Polk
Bernard Pierce
Jacquizz Rodgers
Fred Jackson
Jordan Todman
Ahmad Bradshaw
Tim Hightower
Robert Turbin
Dan Herron
Pierre Thomas
Kendall Hunter
Bryce Brown
Travaris Cadet
Steven Jackson

Fullback

Mike Tolbert
Will Johnson
Darrel Young
David Johnson
Will Tukuafu
John Kuhn
Tyler Clutts

Wide Receiver

Anquan Boldin
Malcom Floyd
Percy Harvin
Rod Streater
Jermaine Kearse
Brian Quick
Mohamed Sanu
Andre Caldwell
Andre Holmes
Alshon Jeffery
Rueben Randle
Travis Benjamin
Jordan Norwood
Marvin Jones
Rishard Matthews
Seyi Ajirotutu
Brandon Tate
Jason Avant
Brandon Gibson
Lance Moore
Darrius Heyward-Bey
Ricardo Lockette
Marc Mariani
Josh Bellamy
Chris Owusu
Nate Washington
David Nelson
James Jones
Kyle Williams
Wes Welker
Hakeem Nicks
Jeremy Ross
Terrelle Pryor
Chris Givens
Seantavius Jones
Leonard Hankerson

Tight End

Antonio Gates
Marcedes Lewis
Jermaine Gresham
Vernon Davis
Craig Stevens
Logan Paulsen
Benjamin Watson
Dwayne Allen
Coby Fleener
Rhett Ellison
Clay Harbor
Michael Hoomanawanui
Ladarius Green
Garrett Celek
James Hanna
Daniel Fells
Zach Miller
Dorin Dickerson
Kellen Davis
John Phillips
Tony Moeaki
Allen Reisner
Robert Housler
Anthony McCoy
Richard Gordon
Chase Coffman
Bear Pascoe
Alex Smith

Offensive Line

Russell Okung
Jahri Evans
Andre Smith
Donald Penn
Alex Boone
Manuel Ramirez
Evan Mathis
Mackenzy Bernadeau
Chris Chester
Stefen Wisniewski

Ted Larsen
Ryan Wendell
Ramon Foster
Joe Barksdale
Lyle Sendlein
Khalif Barnes
Brandon Brooks
Ben Jones
Mitchell Schwartz
Johnnie Troutman
Amini Silatolu
J.R. Sweezy
Kelvin Beachum
Cordy Glenn
Don Barclay
Mike Harris
Gino Gradkowski
Jeff Allen
Byron Bell
Bobby Massie
Ryan Harris
Chris Clark
Jake Long
Richie Incognito
Kelechi Osemele
Lance Louis
Eric Winston
Josh LeRibeus
Donald Stephenson
Sam Young
Tony Bergstrom
Bradley Sowell
Benjamin Ijalana
Jamon Meredith
Brandon Mosley
Tim Barnes

Defensive Line


Haloti Ngata
Jason Pierre-Paul
Muhammad Wilkerson
Brandon Mebane
Nick Fairley
Sammie Lee Hill
William Hayes
Terrance Knighton
Jason Jones
Henry Melton
Greg Hardy
Steve McLendon
Mike DeVito
Al Woods
Ahtyba Rubin
Cam Thomas
Letroy Guion
Robert Ayers
Eugene Sims
Cedric Thornton
Damon Harrison
Derrick Shelby
Jeremy Mincey
Cullen Jenkins
Adrian Clayborn
Wallace Gilberry
Antonio Smith
Kroy Biermann
Tyrunn Walker
B.J. Raji
Olivier Vernon
Jared Crick
Andre Branch
Malik Jackson
Billy Winn
Tony McDaniel
Kevin Williams
Ian Williams
Kendall Reyes
Akiem Hicks
George Selvie
Leger Douzable
Kedric Golston
Ricardo Mathews
Jarvis Jenkins
Mike Martin
Jason Babin

Linebacker

Von Miller
Chad Greenway
Derrick Johnson
Tamba Hali
Michael Neal
David Hawthorne
Sean Weatherspoon
Vincent Rey
Aldon Smith
Bruce Irvin
Rolando McClain
Shea McClellin
Nick Perry
Mark Barron
Jerrell Freeman
Craig Robertson
Emmanuel Lamur
Calvin Pace
Justin Durant
Kelvin Sheppard
Demario Davis
Courtney Upshaw
Nigel Bradham
Danny Trevathan
Zach Brown
Albert McClellan
Zak DeOssie
Ramon Humber
Michael Morgan
Frank Zombo
Sean Spence
Kyle Wilber
Keenan Robinson
Tahir Whitehead
Steven Johnson
Travis Lewis
Anthony Spencer
LaMarr Woodley
Jamari Lattimore
Tank Carder
Audie Cole
Larry English
Erin Henderson
Spencer Paysinger
Jasper Brinkley
Dane Fletcher
Sam Acho
Mason Foster
Casey Matthews
Junior Galette
Dwight Freeney
Philip Wheeler
Joe Mays
James Anderson
Jason Trusnik
Andy Studebaker
Chris Carter
James-Michael Johnson
Dekoda Watson

Cornerback

Leon Hall
Sean Smith
Prince Amukamara
Greg Toler
Jerraud Powers
Morris Claiborne
Alan Ball
Nolan Carroll
Adam-Pacman Jones
Terence Newman
Brandon Browner
Patrick Robinson
Tarell Brown
Josh Robinson
Trumaine Johnson
William Gay
Coty Sensabaugh
Josh Norman
Janoris Jenkins
Trumaine McBride
Antonio Allen
Johnson Bademosi
Antwon Blake
Brandon Boykin
Charles Tillman
Sterling Moore
Marcus Sherels
Darrin Walls
Casey Hayward
Mike Jenkins
Jayron Hosley
Omar Bolden
Ron Brooks
Jeremy Lane
Sherrick McManis
Kyle Wilson
Josh Wilson
Jamell Fleming
Shareece Wright
E.J. Biggers
Tracy Porter
Marcus Cooper
Will Blackmon
Brandon Harris
Charles James
Crezdon Butler
Christopher Owens
Corey White
Cortland Finnegan
Cassius Vaughn
Brandian Ross
Johsua Thomas

Safety

Eric Weddle
Eric Berry
William Moore
Reggie Nelson
Charles Woodson
Walter Thurmond
Sean Richardson
Mark Barron
Tashaun Gipson
Louis Delmas
Rashad Johnson
James Ihedigbo
Rafael Bush
Roman Harper
David Bruton
Robert Blanton
George Iloka
Robert Golden
Jaiquawn JarrettIsa
Abdul-Quddus
Ryan Mundy
Christopher Conte
Tavon Wilson
Tyvon Branch
Husain Abdullah
Andrew Sendejo
Omar Bolden
Keith Tandy
Nate Ebner
Dwight Lowery
Will Allen
Colt Anderson
Danny McCray
Jamarca Sanford
Craig Dahl
Quintin Demps
Chris Prosinski
Sherrod Martin
Taylor Mays
Charles Godfrey
Shiloh Keo
Brandon Meriweather
Chris Clemons
Brandian Ross