Darren McFadden and Jimmy Graham Top 2014 NFL Free Agents With Hakeem Nicks, Jay Cutler, Eric Decker and Maurice Jones-Drew

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Sep 13, 2013 09:30 AM EDT
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Chicago Bears' Brandon Marshall (R) celebrates scoring the game winning touchdown with teammate Jay Cutler against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Chicago, Illinois, September 8.(Photo : Reuters) "

The NFL seasons is off to a fast start and with Week 2 already up and running after the Patriots and the Jets played on Thursday night and some of the best games this weekend include players that will be free agents in 2014, including Jay Cutler, Maurice Jones-Drew, Eric Decker, Hakeem Nicks, Jimmy Graham, Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden and Josh Freeman.

Some players have already signed deals that were set to be free agents, including Geno Atkins, Clay Matthews, Brian Cushing and Matt Ryan, leaving names like Cutler and McFadden to prove themselves once again on the field before hitting the market. McFadden is one of the most interesting players to watch heading into next summer, as he has not played in more than 13 games in his career and has only rushed for over 1,000 yards once, but he has the talent to be a top 10 running back, but if he can't stay healthy, Reggie McKenzie won't shell out the big bucks to keep him.

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McFadden is one of the best players in the league coming out of the backfield and he is a valuable player in the passing game, but it is likely that the team will let him go if he can't stay healthy yet again. Maurice Jones-Drew is a talented back and he likely will be moving on as well and one team that he has been rumored to go to is the Raiders, especially if they let McFadden go. Drew likely won't be signing a big deal at his age and that could be the perfect match for the Raiders.

Eric Decker will also be a free agent and he made 13 touchdowns last season and he could be a prime option, but as long as Peyton Manning is still in Denver, the Broncos will want to keep Decker. Last season Decker proved that he could be a top option for Manning and so far he has been productive even with Wes Welker there. Jimmy Graham will be the top tight end option on the market and it is likely that the Saints will try and keep him before that happens. He has been the most productive tight end not named Gronkowski and he has made 25 TD catches and gained 2,648 yards over the past two years.

Nicks made five catches for 114 yards and looked very good after dealing with injuries last season and some other names on the market include Cutler and Josh Freeman, and after everything going on in Tampa Bay, he is likely done.

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