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Need Help On Defense? Call These Free Agents

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Dwight Freeney is one of the top defensive players remaining in free agency. Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images.
Dwight Freeney is one of the top defensive players remaining in free agency. Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images.

With the 2013 NFL Draft in the rearview, the players still waiting in free agency purgatory can finally breathe a bit easier as their futures begin to become a bit clearer. Now that most teams have filled out some of their biggest needs, they can look to the remaining unsigned free agents to fill in the gaps or to strengthen areas of need.

The market for defensive players hasn’t been very kind this year, and many players have had to settle for less than palatable deals thus far. It’s been a buyer’s market for defensive backs in particular, and many of the remaining free agents may have to settle for one-year or incentive-laden deals.

The first part, looking at the best remaining players on offense, can be found right here. Now let’s take a look at some of the best impact players, role players and added depth on defense.