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2017 NFL Free Agency: Top NFL free agents by position

Who could John Elway and the Denver Broncos target in free agency this year?

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We covered the free agent list for the Denver Broncos players specifically earlier this week, but 2017 will be all about who John Elway is able to sign to make this team better heading into next season.

Let's focus only on positions that could be something the new coaching regime will be looking at come March. Keep in mind that a lot of these guys will likely be re-signed by their teams, but some of the guys near the bottom of each list could end up free to sign anywhere.

Sporting News had a good free agent list, so let's see how they broke that down.

Running backs

  • Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
  • Latavius Murray, Raiders
  • Darren McFadden, Cowboys
  • Eddie Lacy, Packers
  • Danny Woodhead, Chargers
  • LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
  • Christine Michael, Packers

Tight ends

  • Martellus Bennett, Patriots
  • Jack Doyle, Colts
  • Luke Willson, Seahawks
  • Ryan Griffin, Texans
  • Jacob Tamme, Falcons
  • Jared Cook, Packers
  • Vernon Davis, Redskins
  • Jermaine Gresham, Cardinals
  • Dion Sims, Dolphins
  • Jordan Cameron, Dolphins

Offensive linemen

  • Kevin Zeitler, G, Bengals
  • T.J. Lang, G, Packers
  • Andrew Whitworth, T/G, Bengals
  • Ricky Wagner, T, Ravens
  • Evan Mathis, G, Cardinals
  • Larry Warford, G, Lions
  • Riley Reiff, T, Lions
  • Sebastian Vollmer, T, Patriots
  • J.C. Tretter, C/G, Packers

Defensive linemen

  • Kawann Short, DT, Panthers
  • Brandon Williams, DT, Ravens
  • Calais Campbell, DE, Cardinals
  • Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, Giants
  • Dontari Poe, DT, Chiefs
  • Charles Johnson, DE, Panthers
  • Mario Addison, DE, Panthers
  • Johnathan Hankins, DT, Giants
  • Jabaal Sheard, DE, Patriots
  • Chris Baker, DE, Redskins
  • Bennie Logan, DT, Eagles
  • Nick Fairley, DT, Saints

Inside Linebackers

  • Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Patriots
  • Zach Brown, ILB, Bills

Who from this list would you like to see Elway target aggressively when free agency opens?

On with the days news...

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