NFL Free Agents: Top Remaining Worth A Gander?

A couple days back, the 49ers announced the signing of undrafted free agent DT Tony Jerod-Eddie. That move boosted the 49ers roster to 90 players, which is the maximum they are allowed during the offseason. They will eventually cut down to 80 players on August 28.

Between now and August 28, it would not be surprising to see some changes to the current 90-man roster. The roster does not have a rookie quarterback to take part in training camp. Coach Harbaugh could probably handle snaps, but I would imagine the team will want to add a quarterback to save Harbaugh's arm.

Beyond that possible addition, there are still numerous free agents on the market. I've posted a quick rundown of players after the jump, courtesy of ESPN's free agency list. I can't remove players that were signed or franchised, but you can quickly figure out some of the top free agents out there. This list is in order of ESPN Insider grades, so you will likely disagree with some of the order.

The 49er are rumored to be interested in safety Chris Crocker, and there are some other positions where a veteran free agent might bring some worthwhile competition. Guard Leonard Davis visited with the 49ers earlier this offseason, and there has been some chatter here for the 49ers to talk to safety OJ Atogwe.

I had figured the 49ers would sign a veteran guard to compete in training camp, and it is still possible we will see that happen as camp gets closer. If the 49ers could sign one current free agent, who would you want it to be? Is it someone for competition at right guard, or some better depth at safety? Or maybe another position I'm not considering?

2012 NFL Free Agents
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Drew Brees QB Franchised 6-0 209 11 Saints Insiders Only
Peyton Manning QB Released 6-5 230 14 Colts Broncos Insiders Only
Ray Rice RB Franchised 5-8 212 4 Ravens Insiders Only
Mike Wallace WR RFA 6-0 199 3 Steelers Insiders Only
Carl Nicks OG UFA 6-5 343 4 Saints Buccaneers Insiders Only
Vincent Jackson WR UFA 6-5 230 7 Chargers Buccaneers Insiders Only
Wes Welker WR Franchised 5-9 185 8 Patriots Insiders Only
Cliff Avril DE Franchised 6-3 260 4 Lions Insiders Only
Matt Forte RB Franchised 6-2 218 4 Bears Insiders Only
Reggie Wayne WR UFA 6-0 198 11 Colts Colts Insiders Only
Vernon Carey OG UFA 6-5 340 8 Dolphins Insiders Only
Curtis Lofton LB UFA 6-0 241 4 Falcons Saints Insiders Only
Terrell Thomas CB UFA 6-0 191 4 NY Giants NY Giants Insiders Only
Dwayne Bowe WR Franchised 6-2 221 5 Chiefs Insiders Only
Dashon Goldson S Franchised 6-2 200 5 49ers Insiders Only
Michael Griffin S Franchised 6-0 203 5 Titans Insiders Only
Cortland Finnegan CB UFA 5-10 188 6 Titans Rams Insiders Only
DeSean Jackson WR Franchised 5-10 175 4 Eagles Eagles Insiders Only
Kareem McKenzie OT UFA 6-6 330 11 NY Giants Insiders Only
John Abraham DE UFA 6-4 263 12 Falcons Falcons Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Matt Birk C UFA 6-4 310 14 Ravens Ravens Insiders Only
Brodrick Bunkley DT UFA 6-2 306 6 Broncos Saints Insiders Only
Calais Campbell DE Franchised 6-8 300 4 Cardinals Insiders Only
Luis Castillo DE Released 6-3 290 7 Chargers Insiders Only
Dallas Clark TE Released 6-3 252 9 Colts Insiders Only
London Fletcher LB UFA 5-10 245 14 Redskins Redskins Insiders Only
Aubrayo Franklin DT UFA 6-1 317 9 Saints Insiders Only
Antonio Garay DT UFA 6-4 320 5 Chargers Chargers Insiders Only
Ben Grubbs OG UFA 6-3 310 5 Ravens Saints Insiders Only
E.J. Henderson LB UFA 6-1 245 9 Vikings Dolphins Insiders Only
DeAndre Levy LB RFA 6-1 238 3 Lions Insiders Only
Robert Mathis DE Franchised 6-2 245 9 Colts Colts Insiders Only
Chris Myers C UFA 6-4 289 7 Texans Texans Insiders Only
Stephen Tulloch LB UFA 5-11 240 6 Lions Lions Insiders Only
Lardarius Webb CB RFA 5-10 182 3 Ravens Ravens Insiders Only
Mario Williams LB UFA 6-6 283 6 Texans Bills Insiders Only
Eric Winston OT Released 6-7 302 6 Texans Chiefs Insiders Only
Eric Wright CB UFA 5-10 190 5 Lions Buccaneers Insiders Only
Red Bryant DE UFA 6-4 323 4 Seahawks Seahawks Insiders Only
Braylon Edwards WR Released 6-3 214 7 49ers Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Jared Gaither OT UFA 6-9 340 5 Chargers Chargers Insiders Only
Ryan Grant RB UFA 6-1 222 5 Packers Insiders Only
Kelly Gregg DT UFA 6-0 320 12 Chiefs Insiders Only
Leroy Hill LB UFA 6-1 238 7 Seahawks Seahawks Insiders Only
Steve Hutchinson OG Released 6-5 313 11 Vikings Titans Insiders Only
Jeff Saturday C UFA 6-2 295 13 Colts Packers Insiders Only
Anthony Spencer LB Franchised 6-3 257 5 Cowboys Cowboys Insiders Only
Tracy Porter CB UFA 5-11 186 4 Saints Broncos Insiders Only
Jason Campbell QB UFA 6-5 230 7 Raiders Bears Insiders Only
John Carlson TE UFA 6-5 251 4 Seahawks Vikings Insiders Only
Pierre Garcon WR UFA 6-0 210 4 Colts Redskins Insiders Only
Jarret Johnson LB UFA 6-3 260 9 Ravens Chargers Insiders Only
Carlos Rogers CB UFA 6-0 192 7 49ers 49ers Insiders Only
Matt Roth DE UFA 6-4 275 7 Jaguars Insiders Only
Kamerion Wimbley LB Released 6-4 255 6 Raiders Titans Insiders Only
Jeff Backus OT UFA 6-5 305 11 Lions Lions Insiders Only
Jason Brown C Released 6-3 320 7 Rams Insiders Only
Fred Davis TE Franchised 6-4 258 4 Redskins Redskins Insiders Only
Andre Gurode C UFA 6-4 318 10 Ravens Insiders Only
Geno Hayes LB UFA 6-1 226 4 Buccaneers Bears Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Peyton Hillis RB UFA 6-2 250 4 Browns Chiefs Insiders Only
Brandon Jacobs RB Released 6-4 264 7 NY Giants 49ers Insiders Only
Bradie James LB UFA 6-2 246 9 Cowboys Texans Insiders Only
Jason Jones DT UFA 6-5 276 4 Titans Seahawks Insiders Only
LaRon Landry S UFA 6-0 220 5 Redskins NY Jets Insiders Only
Todd McClure C UFA 6-1 296 13 Falcons Falcons Insiders Only
Terence Newman CB Released 5-10 192 9 Cowboys Bengals Insiders Only
Shaun Rogers DT UFA 6-4 350 12 Saints NY Giants Insiders Only
Bob Sanders S UFA 5-8 206 8 Chargers Insiders Only
Jerome Simpson WR UFA 6-2 190 4 Bengals Vikings Insiders Only
Marcus Trufant CB Released 5-11 197 9 Seahawks Seahawks Insiders Only
Bobbie Williams OG UFA 6-4 345 12 Bengals Insiders Only
Phil Dawson PK Franchised 5-11 200 13 Browns Browns Insiders Only
James Farrior LB Released 6-2 243 15 Steelers Insiders Only
Robert Gallery OG Released 6-7 325 8 Seahawks Patriots Insiders Only
David Hawthorne LB UFA 6-0 246 4 Seahawks Saints Insiders Only
Donnie Jones P UFA 6-2 220 8 Rams Texans Insiders Only
Thomas Jones RB UFA 5-10 212 12 Chiefs Insiders Only
Le'Ron McClain RB UFA 6-0 260 5 Chiefs Chargers Insiders Only
Rocky McIntosh LB UFA 6-2 242 6 Redskins Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Robert Meachem WR UFA 6-2 210 5 Saints Chargers Insiders Only
Kyle Orton QB UFA 6-4 225 7 Chiefs Cowboys Insiders Only
Scott Wells C UFA 6-2 300 8 Packers Rams Insiders Only
Joseph Addai RB Released 5-11 214 6 Colts Patriots Insiders Only
Ronde Barber CB UFA 5-10 184 15 Buccaneers Buccaneers Insiders Only
Cedric Benson RB UFA 5-11 227 7 Bengals Insiders Only
Gary Brackett LB Released 5-11 235 9 Colts Insiders Only
Adam Carriker DE UFA 6-6 315 5 Redskins Redskins Insiders Only
Andre Carter DE UFA 6-4 255 11 Patriots Insiders Only
Abram Elam S UFA 6-0 212 6 Cowboys Insiders Only
David Garrard QB Released 6-1 236 10 Jaguars Dolphins Insiders Only
Manny Lawson LB UFA 6-5 240 6 Bengals Bengals Insiders Only
Barrett Ruud LB UFA 6-2 241 7 Titans Seahawks Insiders Only
Demetress Bell OT UFA 6-5 311 3 Bills Eagles Insiders Only
Michael Bush RB UFA 6-1 245 4 Raiders Bears Insiders Only
Cedric Griffin CB Released 6-0 203 6 Vikings Redskins Insiders Only
Sean Jones S UFA 6-1 220 8 Buccaneers Insiders Only
Jameel McClain LB UFA 6-1 245 4 Ravens Ravens Insiders Only
Chad Rinehart OG RFA 6-5 323 3 Bills Bills Insiders Only
Laurent Robinson WR UFA 6-2 194 5 Cowboys Jaguars Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Aaron Ross CB UFA 6-0 190 5 NY Giants Jaguars Insiders Only
Jake Scott OG UFA 6-5 292 8 Titans Insiders Only
Gerald Sensabaugh S UFA 6-1 208 7 Cowboys Insiders Only
Visanthe Shiancoe TE UFA 6-4 250 9 Vikings Insiders Only
Max Starks OT UFA 6-8 345 8 Steelers Insiders Only
Roy Williams WR UFA 6-3 215 8 Bears Insiders Only
Jacob Bell OG UFA 6-5 304 8 Rams Bengals Insiders Only
Tyvon Branch S Franchised 6-0 205 4 Raiders Raiders Insiders Only
Melvin Bullitt S Released 6-1 201 5 Colts Insiders Only
Brandon Carr CB UFA 6-0 207 4 Chiefs Cowboys Insiders Only
Ryan Diem OG UFA 6-6 320 11 Colts Insiders Only
Early Doucet WR UFA 6-0 212 4 Cardinals Cardinals Insiders Only
Jay Feely PK UFA 5-10 208 11 Cardinals Cardinals Insiders Only
Chad Henne QB UFA 6-3 230 4 Dolphins Jaguars Insiders Only
Anthony Herrera OG Released 6-2 315 8 Vikings Insiders Only
Sean Locklear OG UFA 6-4 310 8 Redskins NY Giants Insiders Only
Brandon Meriweather S UFA 5-11 200 5 Bears Redskins Insiders Only
Reggie Nelson S UFA 5-11 206 5 Bengals Bengals Insiders Only
Matt Prater PK Franchised 5-10 195 5 Broncos Insiders Only
Pat Sims DT UFA 6-2 330 4 Bengals Bengals Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Steve Smith WR UFA 5-11 195 5 Eagles Rams Insiders Only
Shawntae Spencer CB Released 6-1 190 8 49ers Raiders Insiders Only
Eric Steinbach OG Released 6-6 295 9 Browns Insiders Only
Hines Ward WR Released 6-0 205 14 Steelers Insiders Only
Ron Bartell CB Released 6-1 208 7 Rams Raiders Insiders Only
Plaxico Burress WR UFA 6-5 232 0 NY Jets Insiders Only
Shaun Ellis DE UFA 6-5 290 12 Patriots Insiders Only
Deon Grant S UFA 6-2 215 12 NY Giants Insiders Only
Israel Idonije DE UFA 6-6 275 8 Bears Bears Insiders Only
Tim Jennings CB UFA 5-8 185 6 Bears Bears Insiders Only
Kendall Langford DE UFA 6-6 295 4 Dolphins Rams Insiders Only
Jim Leonhard S UFA 5-8 188 7 NY Jets Insiders Only
Mario Manningham WR UFA 6-0 185 4 NY Giants 49ers Insiders Only
Richard Marshall CB UFA 5-11 198 6 Cardinals Dolphins Insiders Only
Brad Maynard P UFA 6-1 188 15 Browns Insiders Only
Amobi Okoye DT UFA 6-2 292 5 Bears Buccaneers Insiders Only
Neil Rackers PK UFA 6-1 202 12 Texans Redskins Insiders Only
Bo Scaife TE UFA 6-3 249 7 Bengals Insiders Only
Husain Abdullah S UFA 6-0 204 4 Vikings Insiders Only
Oshiomogho Atogwe S Released 5-11 205 7 Redskins Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Dan Connolly OG UFA 6-4 313 6 Patriots Patriots Insiders Only
Ramon Foster OG RFA 6-6 325 3 Steelers Steelers Insiders Only
Domonique Foxworth CB Released 5-11 180 7 Ravens Insiders Only
William Gay CB UFA 5-10 190 5 Steelers Cardinals Insiders Only
Tommie Harris DT UFA 6-3 295 8 Chargers Insiders Only
Tim Hightower RB UFA 6-0 222 4 Redskins Insiders Only
Brandon Lloyd WR UFA 6-0 188 9 Rams Patriots Insiders Only
Jeremy Mincey DE UFA 6-3 270 3 Jaguars Jaguars Insiders Only
Kareem Moore S Released 5-11 217 4 Redskins Insiders Only
Cory Redding DT UFA 6-4 298 9 Ravens Colts Insiders Only
Paul Soliai DT UFA 6-4 355 5 Dolphins Dolphins Insiders Only
Jason Taylor LB UFA 6-6 244 15 Dolphins Insiders Only
Lawrence Vickers FB Released 6-0 250 6 Texans Cowboys Insiders Only
Cary Williams CB RFA 6-1 190 3 Ravens Insiders Only
Madieu Williams S UFA 6-1 203 8 49ers Redskins Insiders Only
Anthony Adams DT Released 6-0 310 9 Bears Insiders Only
Mark Anderson DE UFA 6-4 255 6 Patriots Bills Insiders Only
Chase Blackburn LB UFA 6-3 247 7 NY Giants NY Giants Insiders Only
Kevin Boss TE Released 6-6 255 5 Raiders Chiefs Insiders Only
Leonard Davis OG UFA 6-6 355 11 Lions Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Daniel Fells TE UFA 6-4 252 5 Broncos Patriots Insiders Only
Chris Harris S UFA 6-0 211 7 Lions Insiders Only
Deuce Lutui OG UFA 6-4 338 6 Cardinals Seahawks Insiders Only
Mike Nugent PK Franchised 5-10 183 7 Bengals Bengals Insiders Only
Brodney Pool S UFA 6-2 214 7 NY Jets Cowboys Insiders Only
Stanford Routt CB Released 6-1 195 7 Raiders Chiefs Insiders Only
Samson Satele C UFA 6-3 300 5 Raiders Colts Insiders Only
Josh Scobee PK Franchised 6-1 210 8 Jaguars Insiders Only
Lito Sheppard CB UFA 5-10 194 10 Raiders Insiders Only
Alex Smith QB UFA 6-4 217 7 49ers 49ers Insiders Only
Jacob Tamme TE UFA 6-3 236 4 Colts Broncos Insiders Only
LaDainian Tomlinson RB UFA 5-10 215 11 NY Jets Insiders Only
Frank Walker CB UFA 5-11 200 9 Cowboys Insiders Only
Harry Douglas WR UFA 6-0 183 3 Falcons Falcons Insiders Only
Jonathan Fanene DE UFA 6-4 292 7 Bengals Patriots Insiders Only
Adam Goldberg OT UFA 6-7 305 8 Rams Insiders Only
Brent Grimes CB Franchised 5-10 183 4 Falcons Falcons Insiders Only
Gary Guyton LB UFA 6-3 245 4 Patriots Dolphins Insiders Only
Geoff Hangartner C UFA 6-5 301 7 Panthers Panthers Insiders Only
Albert Haynesworth DT Released 6-6 350 10 Buccaneers Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Montrae Holland OG UFA 6-2 340 9 Cowboys Insiders Only
Brandon Keith OT UFA 6-5 335 4 Cardinals Insiders Only
Kory Lichtensteiger OG RFA 6-2 292 3 Redskins Redskins Insiders Only
Nate Livings OG UFA 6-5 332 4 Bengals Cowboys Insiders Only
Randy McMichael TE UFA 6-3 248 10 Chargers Chargers Insiders Only
Legedu Naanee WR UFA 6-2 220 5 Panthers Dolphins Insiders Only
Jeremy Shockey TE UFA 6-5 251 10 Panthers Insiders Only
Kevin Smith RB UFA 6-1 217 4 Lions Lions Insiders Only
Bryan Thomas LB UFA 6-4 265 10 NY Jets NY Jets Insiders Only
Cadillac Williams RB UFA 5-11 218 7 Rams Insiders Only
Jovan Belcher LB RFA 6-2 228 3 Chiefs Chiefs Insiders Only
Mike Brisiel OG UFA 6-5 300 4 Texans Raiders Insiders Only
Levi Brown OT Released 6-6 324 5 Cardinals Cardinals Insiders Only
Derrick Dockery OG UFA 6-6 325 9 Cowboys Insiders Only
Jo-Lonn Dunbar LB UFA 6-0 226 4 Saints Rams Insiders Only
Corey Graham CB UFA 6-0 196 5 Bears Ravens Insiders Only
Erin Henderson LB UFA 6-3 244 4 Vikings Vikings Insiders Only
Tyrell Johnson S UFA 6-0 207 4 Vikings Dolphins Insiders Only
Brandon McDonald CB UFA 5-10 185 5 Lions Insiders Only
Roscoe Parrish WR UFA 5-9 175 7 Bills Chargers Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Tony Pashos OT Released 6-6 325 9 Browns Insiders Only
Eddie Royal WR UFA 5-10 185 4 Broncos Chargers Insiders Only
Frostee Rucker DE UFA 6-3 280 6 Bengals Browns Insiders Only
Daniel Sepulveda P UFA 6-3 230 5 Steelers Insiders Only
Adam Snyder C UFA 6-6 325 7 49ers Cardinals Insiders Only
Marcus Thomas DT UFA 6-3 316 5 Broncos Insiders Only
Steve Weatherford P Franchised 6-2 211 6 NY Giants NY Giants Insiders Only
Mike Adams S UFA 5-11 200 8 Browns Broncos Insiders Only
Stacy Andrews OT UFA 6-6 318 8 NY Giants Insiders Only
Devin Aromashodu WR UFA 6-2 201 5 Vikings Vikings Insiders Only
Tyler Brayton DE UFA 6-6 280 9 Colts Insiders Only
Keith Brooking LB UFA 6-2 240 14 Cowboys Insiders Only
Ronnie Brown RB UFA 6-0 230 7 Eagles Insiders Only
Stephen Cooper LB UFA 6-1 235 9 Chargers Insiders Only
Nick Folk PK UFA 6-1 222 5 NY Jets NY Jets Insiders Only
Justin Forsett RB UFA 5-8 198 4 Seahawks Insiders Only
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB UFA 5-11 215 4 Patriots Bengals Insiders Only
Steve Gregory S UFA 5-11 195 6 Chargers Patriots Insiders Only
Rex Grossman QB UFA 6-1 225 9 Redskins Redskins Insiders Only
Letroy Guion DT UFA 6-4 303 4 Vikings Vikings Insiders Only
PLAYER POS. FA TYPE HT WT EXP 2011 TEAM 2012 TEAM GRADE COMMENT
Rashad Johnson S RFA 5-11 204 3 Cardinals Cardinals Insiders Only
Chilo Rachal OG UFA 6-5 323 4 49ers Bears Insiders Only
Fred Robbins DT Released 6-4 322 12 Rams Insiders Only
Benny Sapp CB UFA 5-10 190 8 Vikings Insiders Only
Ernie Sims LB UFA 6-0 230 6 Colts Insiders Only

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