It's difficult to believe there won't be some team that expresses interest over the course of the summer.Best fit: The Atlanta Falcons have moved on -- for now.But he has had discussions with the Patriots, and also was invited to visit the Arizona Cardinals.
Veterans such as Mangold, especially those who have played in the AFC East, also have a funny way of ending up with the New England Patriots.
The Browns put Barnidge in a tough spot, retaining his rights until after drafting his likely replacement (David Njoku) in late April.
Best fit: Don't rule out the Steelers, who know how valuable Williams can be in the backfield.
Freeney has squeezed four post-Colts seasons out of his career, and if anything, we have learned there is always room in the NFL for an effective situational pass-rusher.
Training camps have opened around the NFL with the best intentions.
Teams have spent months building what they hope are disaster-proof rosters.
It's rare to find a competent cover corner on the market this late, and Flowers represents one of the best hopes for those who want veteran depth.
Flowers played only six games for the Chargers last season, in part because of a concussion he suffered in Week 10, and at 31, teams are taking a close look at his medical evaluation.
A future Pro Football Hall of Fame player remains at home at the age of 32, even as teams sign inferior players such as Alterraun Verner (Miami Dolphins). The Chargers, a team that seems perennially in need of offensive line depth, released Franklin in May after two years of injuries and uneven play following a five-year contract he signed in 2015.
Few would argue that he was among the NFL's most disappointing offensive linemen the past two years, but he is too big (6-foot-7, 330 pounds) and young (29) to fall off the radar entirely.
Most league observers believe he has at least another year left in the tank.