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NFL free agency: Best players available on May 12 comp pick date

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There is a chance of a small surge in free agency maneuvers starting Thursday. Here are some of the notable names.

NFL free agency is two months old, but Thursday, May 12 is a big day. Free agents who would have applied to the comp pick formula no longer count as of May 12. I don't expect a huge surge of signings, but I would not be surprised to see a few notable names ink new deals.

Most teams have filled out their 90-man rosters, including the San Francisco 49ers. Of course, given the number of undrafted free agents that have signed on, there is plenty of potential roster fodder. We'll grow deeply attached to the many undrafted free agents on the 49ers roster, but it would not surprise me if we see one or more of them gone before the end of June. It might not be for a veteran free agent, but some modest turnover is to be expected.

In the meantime, here is a list of free agents still available. I broke it down by position, grabbing five or six names for each position. I don't expect the 49ers to suddenly go on a spending spree, but there are some intriguing veterans on the market. Maybe we finally see Ryan Fitzpatrick land somewhere. Maybe Anquan Boldin works something out somewhere. A lot of things could happen sooner rather than later.


Ryan Fitzpatrick
Tarvaris Jackson
Jimmy Clausen
Matt Flynn
Josh Freeman


Arian Foster
Joique Bell
Ahmad Bradshaw
Bryce Brown
Fred Jackson


Anquan Boldin
Percy Harvin (considering retirement)
Marques Colston
Roddy White
Brandon Gibson
James Jones


Scott Chandler
Owen Daniels
David Johnson
Andrew Quarless
Cooper Helfet


Will Beatty
Jake Long
Khalif Barnes
Don Barclay
Alvin Bailey


Jahri Evans
Louis Vasquez
Amini Silatolu
Ben Grubbs
Patrick Omameh


Lyle Sendlein
Will Montgomery
Ryan Wendell


Greg Hardy
Jason Jones
George Selvie
Jeremy Mincey


Dominique Easley
Randy Starks
Kevin Williams
Chris Canty
Henry Melton


Demeco Ryans
Jon Beason
Stehen Tulloch
Donald Butler
Jamari Lattimore


Danny Lansanah
Mike Neal
O'Brien Schofield
Dwight Freeney
Calvin Pace


Leon Hall
Antonio Cromartie
Chris Culliver
Jerraud Powers
Cortez Allen


Walter Thurmond
Donte Whitner
Will Hill
Bacarri Rambo
Louis Delmas