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NFL free agency opens on Wednesday; teams can begin negotiating with unrestricted free agents at 11 a.m. Monday. Here are some of the top players available.


1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore

Age during 2023 season: 26

Want a young, dynamic dual-threat quarterback who's a former league MVP and carries a non-exclusive franchise tag? Pony up more than $200 million guaranteed, make it more than the Ravens are willing to match and then fork over two first-round picks. Any takers? We'll see.

2. Javon Hargrave, DT, Philadelphia

Age during 2023 season: 30

An interior game-wrecker coming off an 11-sack season and still young enough to stay among the game's top three D-tackles.

3. Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Kansas City

Age during 2023 season: 27

A proven franchise left tackle, Super Bowl champion and durable player who's still ascending.

4. Jamel Dean, CB, Tampa Bay

Age during 2023 season: 26

A big, physical cover guy who's just starting the prime of his career and is too expensive for the cap-strapped Buccaneers.

5. Jessie Bates III, S, Cincinnati

Age during 2023 season: 26

A versatile, top-five safety who is being set free by a team that needs to find a way to pay quarterback Joe Burrow a ton of money.


1. Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, San Francisco

Age during 2023 season: 26

A solid, up-and-coming, and much cheaper piece of the 49ers' elite linebacking corps. Guaranteed money could be less than $5 million.

2. Jarvis Landry, WR, New Orleans

Age during 2023 season: 30

Need a third receiver? Take the $2 million-3 million, prove-it-year gamble on a former elite slot receiver bouncing back.

3. Morgan Fox, DT, L.A. Chargers

Age during 2023 season: 29

Need an inside pass rusher? This affordable option had 42 pressures and 6 ½ sacks in 388 rush attempts last year.

4. Darius Slayton, WR, N.Y. Giants

Age during 2023 season: 26

A promising young deep threat — as Ed Donatell's defense discovered in the playoffs — who probably can be signed for about a $7 million guarantee.

5. Justin Houston, Edge, Baltimore

Age during 2023 season: 34

Some elite edge rushers age gracefully. Here's one who had 9½ sacks last year and probably can be rented for about $4 million.