2008 Free Agents: Running Backs

Running Back is also another position I think the Eagles are set at. Brian Westbrook just had an All-Pro season, Correll Buckhalter is a solid veteran backup, and last years third round pick Tony Hunt will look to possibly have a larger role this year. Ryan Moats is also still on the roster, and has an outside chance of making the team.

It will be interesting to see what the Eagles do at Full Back. Thomas Tapeh is a free agent, and I wonder if he will be re-signed. He is a solid blocker, but not a very good receiver. He also is not very great at running the football. He has had a few short yardage carries, and has not been great at that. His role in the offense is minimal overall, and I think the Eagles could look to upgrade the FB position if possible.

A very good free agent FB that should hit the market is Dan Kreider of Pittsburgh. He may be 30, but giving him a 2-3 year deal would be a great move. He is a tremendous lead blocker, and can catch the football if asked to do so. It will be interesting to see what the Birds do here.

Here is the list of who might be available this off season:

Michael Turner (si.com)

QB | WR | TE | OT | G | C

DE | DT | LB | S | CB

Running Backs

Rank Name Current Team Status
1. Michael Turner San Diego Chargers Signed with Falcons
2. Julius Jones Dallas Cowboys Signed with Seahawks
3. Justin Fargas Oakland Raiders Signed extension with Raiders
4. Jamal Lewis Cleveland Browns Signed extension with Browns
5. Warrick Dunn  Atlanta Falcons  Signed with Buccaneers 
6. Tatum Bell Detroit Lions Signed with Lions
7. Chris Brown Tennessee Titans
8. Derrick Ward New York Giants
9. Michael Bennett Tampa Bay Buccaneers Signed extension with Buccaneers
10.  DeShaun Foster  Cat Crave  Signed with 49ers 
11. Michael Pittman Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Ron Dayne Houston Texans
13. Mewelde Moore Minnesota Vikings Signed with Steelers
14. Dan Kreider (Full Back) Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Musa Smith Baltimore Ravens
16. Aaron Stecker New Orleans Saints
17. Rock Cartwright Washington Redskins
18. T.J. Duckett Detroit Lions Signed with Seahawks
19. Jesse Chatman Miami Dolphins Signed with Jets
20.  Lorenzo Neal  San Diego Chargers   
21.  Mike Anderson  Baltimore Ravens   
22. Joe Echemandu Houston Texans
23. LaBrandon Toefield Jacksonville Jaguars Signed with Panthers
24. Brad Hoover (Full Back) Carolina Panthers
25. Cecil Sapp (Full Back) Denver Broncos
26. Kris Wilson (Full Back) Kansas City Chiefs Signed with Eagles
28. Thomas Tapeh (Full Back) Philadelphia Eagles Signed with Vikings
29. Artose Pinner Atlanta Falcons
30. Mike Alstott (Full Back) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Retired
31. Maurice Hicks San Fransisco 49ers Signed with Vikings

Key Restricted Free Agent RBs

Rank Player Current Team Status
- Marion Barber Dallas Cowboys 1st + 3rd round tender
- Vernand Morency Green Bay Packers
- Leonard Weaver Seattle Seahawks
- Samkon Gado Miami Dolphins
- Tyson Thompson Dallas Cowboys

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