4 NFL Running Back Free Agents to Watch


Ahmad Bradshaw, RB: recorded his first 1000 yard season in 2010 and there’s no reason to believe he won’t match or surpass it again in 2011.  He’s had fumbling issues but were talking about the New York Football Giants who cured Tiki Barber of the same affliction. With 17 touchdowns in 2010 we're 99.9% confident that Bradshaw will continue his career in the Meadowlands.

DeAngelo Williams, RB: had a rough 2010 campaign but may be the steal of this years free agency. Before injuries, Williams recorded two 1000 yard seasons and was one of the more dynamic runners in the league. Carolina is crazy if they let him go. With Cam Newton or Jimmy Clausen at QB the Panthers will have a difficult time achieving 7 wins with DeAngelo much less without. All reports indicate that Williams is staying but we think he moves on to greener pastures.  DeAngelo didn't deny reports of his interest in the Dolphins and we think this indicates his willingness to leave. A Reunion with Fox in Denver? 

Reggie Bush, RB: won’t be with the Saints unless he takes a dramatic pay cut.  His rushing yards have declined each year in the NFL but he more than makes up for it with his punt returning and receiving skills from the backfield. In fact, one could argue that Reggie’s rushing numbers have dipped as a product of the Saints offensive scheme and the means in which they use him within said scheme. Essentially, they’ve primarily used him as a 5th wide out.  San Diego Chargers may like the idea of Bush replacing Sproles? Tolbert and Bush would be a nice "Thunder and Lighting Duo."

Cedric Benson, RB: The former first-rounder ran for his 2nd consecutive 1000 yard season and was due for a big pay day. Then came his arrest and his availability for the entire 2011 season is in question. With Palmer possibly retiring the Bengals situation could get ugly fast. Think about it. If Cincinnati loses both Palmer and Benson then who’s left to score points? Our intuition says that Benson resigns with the Bengals despite his off the field issues.


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