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News | Washington Commanders - Releases Top 25 Free Agents List

With the league calendar soon turning over another year, the NFL Combine and free agency will take the spotlight.

While the NFL Combine is set to take place next week in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium, recently released their list of the top 25 already-established players who could join new teams as free agents in 2015.


The top 25 is dominated by defensive players, most notably pass rushers, and among them is three-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo (No. 24).

Orakpo, of course, was drafted by the Redskins with the 13th-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

In six seasons with the Redskins, Orakpo has cemented himself as one of the best pass rushing linebackers in the NFL, recording 40 sacks during that span.

But he's also suffered two season-ending injuries (2012, 2014) as well, leaving questions about his future with the Redskins.

At the top of the list is Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Taken with the second-overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Suh quickly became one of the best interior lineman in the NFL. In 2014, he recorded 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks -- numbers almost unheard of for a big guy up the middle.

For his career, Suh has 239 tackles and 36 sacks.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, meanwhile, comes in rated as the top offensive player.

Bryant experienced a career-year in 2014, recorded 88 receptions with 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns.

  1. Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle, Detroit Lions
    1. Justin Houston, pass rusher, Kansas City
    2. Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys
    3. Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver, Denver Broncos
    4. Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end, New York Giants
    5. Julius Thomas, tight end, Denver Broncos
    6. Mike Iupati, guard, San Francisco 49ers
    7. Randall Cobb, wide receiver, Green Bay Packers
    8. Devin McCourty, safety, New England Patriots
    9. DeMarco Murray, running back, Dallas Cowboys
    10. Jerry Hughes, pass rusher, Buffalo Bills
    11. Jason Worilds, pass rusher, Pittsburgh Steelers
    12. Jared Odrick, defensive tackle, Miami Dolphins
    13. Pernell McPhee, pass rusher, Baltimore Ravens
    14. Terrance Knighton, defensive tackle, Denver Broncos
    15. Jeremy Maclin, wide receiver, Philadelphia Eagles
    16. Brandon Graham, pass rusher, Philadelphia Eagles
    17. Torrey Smith, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens
    18. Greg Hardy, pass rusher, Carolina Panthers
    19. Byron Maxwell, cornerback, Seattle Seahawks
    20. C.J. Spiller, running back, Buffalo Bills
    21. Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Detroit Lions
    22. Brandon Flowers, cornerback, San Diego Chargers
      24. Brian Orakpo, pass rusher, Washington Redskins
    23. Jordan Cameron, tight end, Cleveland Browns

Although free agency doesn't officially start until 4 p.m. ET. on Tuesday, March 10, teams are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2014 contracts from March 7-10, .

However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. ET., on March 10.




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