Best Available Free Agents: Offense

WR Doug Gabriel (R. Stewart/Getty)

Scout.com's Senior NFL Reporter Adam Caplan provides you with the latest update of the best available NFL free agents from the offensive side of the ball.

Quarterback
Aaron Brooks - He finally had a tryout recently with the Green Bay Packers. You would think with all of the bad quarterback play this season (see Carolina Panthers) that he would draw more interest.
Jay Fiedler - He hasn't thrown a pass in a game since 2005 but if healthy he would certainly be worth a shot.
Doug Johnson - Serviceable as a No. 2. Had a tryout for the Jacksonville Jaguars recently.
Chris Weinke - Not sure how much he has left--not that he had much to begin with. He did have a tryout for the Minnesota Vikings recently. Oh, and the Panthers have no interest in bringing him back for another round.
Rob Johnson - Was with the New York Giants in the 2006 off-season but he hasn't thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2003.
Mike McMahon - More of an athlete than a quarterback at this point. Had a tryout for the Miami Dolphins recently.
Shane Matthews - He last got in a game during the 2004 season and could be a serviceable No. 3 man at this juncture.
Rohan Davey - Strong-armed passer but lacks touch. Had a tryout for the Green Bay Packers.
Drew Henson - Played just one season in the NFL with 18 passes attempted. Had a tryout with the Jacksonville Jaguars recently.
Koy Detmer - Has starting experience and can hold for kicks. Best used in No. 3 role. Was signed by the Minnesota Vikings recently but was waived after a few days. Also can hold for kicks.

Running Back
Corey Dillon - Just started working out recently and is leaning toward playing again this season but time is running out.
Kevan Barlow - He had tryouts for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently. Could fill No. 2 role for a team.
Domanick Williams - The versatile back's future is clouded because of knee problems and surprisingly he hasn't had a single workout for any team this season.
Wali Lundy - Was the starting back to open the 2006 for the Houston Texans yet is out of a job. Had tryouts for the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
Verron Haynes - Has value as a third back for a team and can also play fullback if needed. Had tryouts with the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
Eric Shelton - The former underachieving second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers offers size at the position and had tryouts for the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, New York Giants, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
Ciatrick Fason - The straight line runner and former fifth round pick of the Minnesota Vikings offers some size and had tryouts with the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tony Hollings - Was once a promising back but injuries and average performances have kept him from signing on again. He still turns just 26 years old in early December.
Cedric Cobbs - The talented but injury prone back could handle a No. 3 role for a team. He hasn't had any tryouts for teams this season.
Tony Fisher - The veteran back offers some size and versatility and had tryouts for the Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.

Fullback
Cory Schlesinger - He was a surprising final cut of the Miami Dolphins in September when the rosters were set. He can still be a lead blocker for a team for the short-term.
Daimon Shelton - He's a solid blocker and could start if needed for a team that required him for that role.
Zack Crockett - The veteran short-yardage blocking back blocked for Stanford University head coach Jim Harbaugh back in 1995 when the two were with the Indianapolis Colts. He was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kyle Johnson - Was with the Denver Broncos earlier this season and had a tryout with the Buffalo Bills.
Troy Fleming - He had extensive starting experience earlier in his career with the Tennessee Titans.
Josh Parry - The former collegiate linebacker had tryouts with the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans this season.
Derrick Wimbush - The former Jacksonville Jaguar had a tryout for the Tennessee Titans and visited the New York Giants recently.

Wide Receiver
Doug Gabriel - The once promising receiver offers size at the position and the ability to stretch the field. Had tryouts with the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tennessee Titans this season.
Travis Taylor - Was waived by the St. Louis Rams recently and could fill a No. 3 role for a team.
Antonio Bryant - Played most recently with the San Francisco 49ers in 2006.
Charles Rogers - Yet another disappointing former first-round pick of the Detroit Lions yet is very talented. He has yet to have a tryout for a team this season.
Corey Bradford - Journeyman receiver could fill a No. 3 or No. 4 role for a team.
Az-Zahir Hakim - The oft-injured veteran could fill a slot role or return punts.
David Boston - The troubled receiver still is only 29 years old.
Rod Gardner - The journeyman receiver offers some size at the position but has been with four teams since 2004. Had a tryout with the Oakland Raiders this season.
Todd Pinkston - Was once a promising receiver who could get down field well before he suffered a torn Achilles back in training camp of the 2005 season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Billy McMullen - Has played in the West Coast offense previously and offers value for depth due to his size. He had a tryout for the Tennessee Titans recently.
Clarence Moore - Tall receiver who is a red zone option and could fill a No. 4 role for a team.
Courtney Roby - Was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals recently but could fill a No. 4 role for a team. Had tryouts with the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and Oakland Raiders this season.
Kevin Kasper - The journeyman receiver had a tryout with the Cleveland Browns this season. He can return kicks and fill a No. 4 role.
Jeremy Bloom - The former second day selection of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006 has value as a punt or kick returner. He's had tryouts with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
Bethel Johnson - The former second-round pick has bounced around over the last few years but offers value as a kick returner. He had tryouts with the Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
Randy Hymes - Good sized receiver who has some upside as a No. 4 receiver.
Alex Bannister - Very solid special teams player and former Pro Bowl player in that role.
Cortez Hankton - Solid special teams player but offers little else. Had tryouts with the Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
Terrence Wilkins - Could return kicks or punts. He had a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens recently.

Tight End
Erron Kinney - A very solid blocking tight end but had microfracture surgery late last season and hasn't played ever since.
Doug Jolley - Athletic tight end who could fill a No. 2 role. Had a tryout with the Buffalo Bills recently.
Ernie Conwell - Oft-injured but productive player who could fill a No. 2 role for a team. Had a tryout with the Detroit Lions this season.
Jermaine Wiggins - Journeyman who could fill a no. 2 role.
Marcellus Rivers - Was recently waived by the New England Patriots and had a tryout for the Detroit Lions recently.
Darnell Sanders - Strictly a No. 3 tight end.
Aaron Shea - Athletic and could fill a no. 3 role for a team.
Matt Kranchick - Has size and could fill a no. 3 role for a team. Worked out for the New Orleans Saints recently.
Zach Hilton - Former undrafted free agent has bounced the last year or so but brings some size to the position. Had tryouts with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins this season.

Center
Chukky Okobi - Was released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this season but could be a solid backup at the position for a team.

Guard
Jeno James - Had had knee problems but if healthy certainly could be a solid backup or spot starter for a team.
Rick Demulling - Was waived by the Washington Redskins recently. Decent backup.
Zach Piller - He has solid starting experience and could be a solid backup or starter if needed for a team.
Toniu Fonoti - Weight is constantly is an issue with him but if he can control it, he could be a productive starter for a team.
Cosey Coleman - Has extensive starting experience and could be solid insurance for a team. Had a tryout for the St. Louis Rams this season.
Kendyl Jacox - Has some starting experience but would be solid depth if signed.
Bennie Anderson - Was last with the Miami Dolphins and has some starting experience.

Offensive Tackle
Zach Wiegert - Has played both tackle spots and could be insurance for a team.
Adam Meadows - Veteran right tackle who played last year after being out of the league for a few seasons.
Kenyatta Walker - Was with the Carolina Panthers earlier this year. Could provide depth.
Leander Jordan - Can play right or left tackle in a backup role.
Todd Fordham - Has started some and could be insurance at right tackle.
Torrin Tucker - Basically a fourth tackle.

Kicker
Dave Rayner - Was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs recently.
Mike Vanderjagt - A CFL team expressed interest in him recently. Had a tryout with the New Orleans Saints this season.
Paul Edinger - Weak on kickoffs but was once one of the most promising young kickers.
Billy Cundiff - Decent insurance for a team. Had tryouts with the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants this season.
John Hall - Strong-legged kicker but not the most accurate.
Nick Novak - Had a tryout with the Kansas City recently.
Jason Medlock - Was a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs this year. Had tryouts with the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Pittsburgh Steelers this season.

Punter
Dirk Johnson - Filled in for injured Chicago Bears P Brad Maynard earlier this season. Had tryouts with the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers recently.
Josh Miller - Was recently released by the Tennessee Titans. Had a tryout with the Indianapolis Colts recently.
Tom Rouen - The veteran punter had a tryout with the Arizona Cardinals recently.
Chris Gardocki - He had a tryout with the Arizona Cardinals recently.
Paul Ernster - He filled in for injured Cleveland Browns P Dave Zastudil earlier this season. Had tryouts with the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans recently.
Chad Stanley - Held the job with the Houston Texans last season. Had tryouts with the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers recently.
Micah Knorr - Could a short-term fill-in if needed. Had a tryout with the Tennessee Titans this season.
Ken Walter - Was with the New England Patriots last season and could be a holder on kicks.

Adam Caplan is the Senior NFL Reporter for Scout.com. His breaking news and analysis, reports from Senior Bowl week, NFL Combine, and free agency have been featured for the past three years.

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