Dec 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) (center) celebrates an interception during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Best Available 2013 NFL Free Agents Remaining: Cornerback


We are three days in to the NFL free agency period, but there are a lot of top players and solid contributors left on the open market. Now that the heavy spending has been done, it is the appropriate time for teams to come swooping in and get players at a discounted and bargain value. While the big name signings to start free agency get the attention, it is the later acquisitions that fill out a roster which are key to winning a championship.

The Baltimore Ravens linebackers were the big gets early in free agency, but a surprising number of playmakers and quality free agents are left on the market. There are plenty of linebackers that are still available who can immediately come to a team and step in to the starting line up. We should expect to see the linebacker market start to get more active in the coming days.

Who are some of the top available players left on the market? Let’s take a look.

Here are the top available cornerbacks that are remaining in free agency:

  1. Aqib Talib — 2012 team: New England Patriots
  2. Antoine Cason — 2012 team: San Diego Chargers
  3. Brent Grimes — 2012 team: Atlanta Falcons
  4. Antoine Winfield — 2012 team: Minnesota Vikings
  5. Nnamdi Asomugha — 2012 team: Philadelphia Eagles
  6. DeAngelo Hall — 2012 team: Washington Redskins
  7. Quentin Jammer — 2012 team: San Diego Chargers
  8. Terence Newman — 2012 team: Cincinnati Bengals
  9. Tracy Porter — 2012 team: Denver Broncos
  10. Sam Shields — 2012 team: Green Bay Packers
  11. Kyle Arrington — 2012 team: New England Patriots
  12. Mike Jenkins — 2012 team: Dallas Cowboys
  13. Sheldon Brown — 2012 team: Cleveland Browns
  14. Captain Munnerlyn — 2012 team: Carolina Panthers
  15. Jacob Lacey — 2012 team: Detroit Lions
  16. Pacman Jones — 2012 team: Cincinnati Bengals
  17. Rashean Mathis — 2012 team: Jacksonville Jaguars
  18. Nate Clements — 2012 team: Cincinnati Bengals
  19. D.J. Moore — 2012 team: Chicago Bears
  20. Shawntae Spencer — 2012 team: Oakland Raiders
  21. Cedric Griffin — 2012 team: Washington Redskins
  22. Brice McCain — 2012 team: Houston Texans
  23. Terrence McGee — 2012 team: Buffalo Bills
  24. Kelvin Hayden — 2012 team: Chicago Bears
  25. Stanford Routt — 2012 team: Houston Texans
  26. Marcus Trufant — 2012 team: Seattle Seahawks
  27. Will Allen — 2012 team: New England Patriots
  28. Joselio Hanson — 2012 team: Oakland Raiders
  29. Cassius Vaughn — 2012 team: Indianapolis Colts
  30. Brandon McDonald — 2012 team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If your team is in the market for a cornerback , which of these players would you like to go after or are is there another option you would like your team to pursue? Let us hear your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section.

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