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Three Pro Bowlers that are still NFL free agents: Fan breakdown
Most of the best players available in 2011's NFL free agent class have already been picked up, but there are still three Pro Bowlers looking for a job. Most are over the hill and some may not even find a gig, but below you will find five players who were among the best at different points in their careers in the world at their positions and are still available.
T.O. was not only one of the best wide receivers in the NFL throughout his career, but is also destined to be considered among the ten best in his position, all-time. He was selected to six Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2007 and at 37 still averaged almost 14 yards per reception and recorded almost 1000 receiving yards for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Drew Rosenhaus released a statement in June that Owens will not retire and "will be ready and playing at the start of the season," despite suffering a torn ACL in April. He is still an NFL free agent.
Portis was star running back or the University of Miami and a two-time Pro Bowl selection. Still, Clinton has only played 13 games in the last two seasons and rushed for less than 1000 yards in the same time. After being plagued by injuries and not playing the level of football the Washington Redskins had grown accustomed to, Portis was released in March from the team and joined the NFL free agent market.
Although he is not even 30 yet, the lack of interest in and news about Portis makes it seem as though his career may be over.
Tiki made the Pro Bowl three times from 2004-2006 and belongs to the prestigious 10,000+ rushing yard club. That last statistic alone puts him in the discussion of the top 30 running backs to ever play the game. Nonetheless, Barber retired from the NFL five years ago and has not played a game since!
Many believe he is making a comeback solely for financial purposes and are uncertain of his current ability. And yet, it was reported that Tiki Barber recently tried out for the Miami Dolphins. According to sources, Barber "looked during the workout." No word yet on whether the Dolphins will offer him a contract. He remains an NFL free agent.
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