Top 10 NFL Free Agents At Each Position: Arian Foster Among Best Available

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Photo via Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Ravens 25-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready for the most ridiculous three days in the NFL offseason.

Starting Monday at noon, NFL teams can begin legally tampering with free agents. NFL free agency doesn’t begin until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, but agents and teams can agree to contracts without signing them until that time. The rules have loosened this year. In the past, agents and teams could just discuss contracts without agreeing to them, though no one seemed to follow that rule anyway, based on reports.

Here are the 10 best available players at each position:

QUARTERBACK
Brock Osweiler (reportedly agreed to a deal with the Houston Texans)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Robert Griffin III
Chase Daniel (reportedly signing with the Philadelphia Eagles)
Matt Cassel (reportedly signed with the Tennessee Titans)
Matt Moore
Tarvaris Jackson
Brandon Weeden
Matt Schaub (reportedly signed with the Atlanta Falcons)
Jimmy Clausen

Other options: Scott Tolzien, Dan Orlovsky, Bruce Gradkowski

RUNNING BACK
Matt Forte (reportedly signing with the New York Jets)
Lamar Miller (reportedly signing with the Houston Texans)
Chris Ivory (reportedly will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars)
C.J. Anderson (restricted free agent)
Arian Foster
Alfred Morris
Chris Johnson
James Starks
Ronnie Hillman
LeGarrette Blount
Bilal Powell (reportedly re-signing with the New York Jets)

Other options: Chris Polk, Stevan Ridley, Lance Dunbar, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell

WIDE RECEIVER
Travis Benjamin (reportedly will sign with the San Diego Chargers)
Marvin Jones (reportedly will sign with the Detroit Lions)
Rishard Matthews (reportedly signing a three-year deal with the Tennessee Titans)
Anquan Boldin
Rueben Randle
Mohamed Sanu (agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons)
Brandon LaFell
Jermaine Kearse
Mike Wallace
James Jones

Other options: Marques Colston, Percy Harvin, Andre Johnson, Roddy White, Andre Holmes, Greg Jennings, Nate Washington, Jeremy Kerley

TIGHT END
Ladarius Green (reportedly expected to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Coby Fleener (reportedly signing with the New Orleans Saints)
Vernon Davis
Jared Cook
Zach Miller
Ben Watson (reportedly agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens)
Jermaine Gresham
Marcedes Lewis (reportedly re-signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars)
Owen Daniels
Clay Harbor

Other options: Andrew Quarless, Scott Chandler

OFFENSIVE TACKLE
Russell Okung
Donald Penn
Mitchell Schwartz (reportedly signing with the Kansas City Chiefs)
Kelvin Beachum
Andre Smith
Jermon Bushrod
Bobby Massie (reportedly will sign with the Chicago Bears)
Will Beatty
Ryan Harris
Jake Long

Other options: Nate Chandler, Byron Bell, Chris Hairston

GUARD
Kelechi Osemele (reportedly signing with Oakland Raiders)
Brandon Brooks (reportedly signing with the Philadelphia Eagles)
Jeff Allen (reportedly signing with the Houston Texans)
Jahri Evans
Alex Boone (reportedly signing with the Minnesota Vikings)
Geoff Schwartz
Ramon Foster
Evan Mathis
Louis Vasquez
Chris Chester

Other options: Michael Harris, Amini Silatolu, Chris Chester, Vladimir Ducasse, Zane Beadles

CENTER
Alex Mack (reportedly signing with the Atlanta Falcons)
Stefen Wisniewski
Manny Ramirez
Ben Jones (reportedly agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans)
Josh LeRibeus
Lyle Sendlein
Patrick Lewis
Fernando Velasco
Joe Looney

PASS RUSHERS
Olivier Vernon (reportedly will sign with the New York Giants)
Bruce Irvin (reportedly will sign with the Oakland Raiders)
Greg Hardy
Aldon Smith
Chris Long
Junior Galette
Robert Ayers
Derrick Shelby (reportedly will sign with the Atlanta Falcons)
Jeremy Mincey
Jason Jones
Dwight Freeney

Other options: Nick Perry, Quinton Coples, Wallace Gilberry, Andre Branch, Calvin Pace, Mike Neal, Chris Clemons, Bjoern Werner

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Malik Jackson (reportedly signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars)
Jaye Howard (reportedly re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs)
Damon Harrison (reportedly signing with the New York Giants)
Nick Fairley
Terrance Knighton
Akiem Hicks
Cedric Thornton
Brandon Mebane (signing with the San Diego Chargers)
Henry Melton
Jason Hatcher

Other options: Mike DeVito, Kevin Williams, Chris Canty, Randy Starks, Sealver Siliga

LINEBACKER
Jerrell Freeman
Danny Trevathan (reportedly signing with the Chicago Bears)
Derrick Johnson (reportedly re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs)
Zach Brown
Tahir Whitehead
Daryl Smith
James Laurinaitis
Demario Davis
Stephen Tulloch
Craig Robertson

Other options: Erin Henderson, Vincent Rey

CORNERBACK
Janoris Jenkins (reportedly will sign with the New York Giants)
Prince Amukamara
Casey Heyward
Sean Smith (reportedly signed with the Oakland Raiders)
Brent Grimes
Adam Jones (reportedly re-signing with the Bengals)
Patrick Robinson
Leon Hall
Brandon Boykin
Terence Newman

Other options:Morris Claiborne, Coty Sensabaugh, Nolan Carroll, Tarell Brown, Jerraud Powers

SAFETY
Eric Weddle
Reggie Nelson
Tashaun Gipson (reportedly signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars)
Tony Jefferson
Walter Thurmond
Tyvon Branch (reportedly signing with the Arizona Cardinals)
Rashad Johnson
Rodney McLeod (reportedly agreed to contract with the Philadelphia Eagles)
Rahim Moore
Dashon Goldson

Other options: William Moore, Husain Abdullah, Chris Conte, Will Allen, Quintin Demps, Dwight Lowry, Michael Griffin

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