Prior to offseason re-signings, here are some of the top players that are not under contract for the 2026 season. Part 1 of 4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QB Norris Brooksheer 6-3 207 9 Oklahoma [Pocket] [+1/C] [₡] [§] 87
WR Mosi Bartos 5-8 161 10 Boston College [Speed] [-1] [++] 83
WR Marcus Banks 5-11 201 10 Ohio State [Target] [-1] 83
DE Charles Johnson 6-8 261 8 Hawaii [Blitz] [+1] 84
ILB Kelly Mitchell 6-3 217 8 Michigan State [Will] [+2/C] [₡] 88
CB Franklin Crawford Jr. 5-11 174 4 Northern Iowa [Zone Coverage]  [§] 83
SS Noah Tubbs 6-1 205 5 Syracuse [Man Coverage] [-2] 83
The Bucs have decisions to make in the upcoming signing period. Many of their starting caliber players are up for new deals. I would expect that Mitchell and Crawford Jr. would command significant deals if they hit free agency. Bartos and Banks are former great receivers, but don't have much tread left on the tires. The Bucs have a high draft position which leads me to believe they may let these guys move on to rebuild through the draft and free agency.
QB Brian Vardell 6-2 200 12 Washington State [Pocket] [+1] [₡] 84
FB Kaholo Neru 5-8 211 3 Hawaii [Pass Blocking]  80
Cardinals have already locked up most of their core roster for 2026, with space to use in free agency. Vardell is not under contract, so we'll see if anyone is interested in taking him for a retirement tour as the backup. Neru is the highest rated FB on the roster, and I would be surprised if he refused an offer to stick with the team if given one.
QB Steven Gore 5-11 235 4 UCLA [Pocket] [+1] 83 QB Matty Swift 5-11 198 7 Texas A&M [Pocket]  [₡] 86
WR J.C. Weldon 6-2 183 5 West Virginia [Target]  [§] 94
OG Jace Blakley 6-2 312 11 Tennessee [Pass Blocking] [+1] 85
OLB Jeremy Green 6-2 243 4 Oklahoma [Coverage] [+2] [+] 81
The Miami QB room could be looking very different in just a few short weeks. I don't see both Gore and Swift returning in Miami colors for next season, and it could end up with both finding new teams. Weldon will likely command one of the largest WR deals we've ever seen, either from the Dolphins or free agency. I expect Green to re-sign with Miami. Undoubtedly, the Weldon situation will have the eyes of all GMs around the league.
RB Logan Pruitt 5-7 232 6 North Carolina [Power] [+1] 80
DE Cory Hall 5-10 237 4 Penn State [Blitz]  80
ILB Dillon Grant 5-11 249 6 Alabama [Mike]  [#] 84
SS Brandon Brinkley 5-11 202 4 Duke [Man Coverage] [+1] 82
Logan Pruitt established his presence as the secondary back to Simeon Wells last season, and I think he earned himself at least one more season of that role. I wouldn't expect him to receive crazy money from free agency either. ILB Dillon Grant Is unhappy with the team and may be difficult to re-sign. He would certainly draw some interest at an important roster spot. If Brinkley signs a deal, I would expect SS Myles Hamilton 5-10 185 3 Wisconsin [Man Coverage] [-2] [++] 81 to be shipped out quickly.
WR Jarius Shaw-Dodd 5-11 213 8 Virginia Tech [Speed] [-1/C] [§] 88
OT Michael Johnson 6-4 295 4 Eastern Illinois [Pass Blocking]  82
OG Julian Jarrell 6-6 336 6 Wyoming [Pass Blocking] [-1] 83
DT Adriel Sierra 6-1 328 4 TCU [2-Gap]  81
SS Antonio Oliver 6-0 196 7 Houston [Man Coverage] [+1] [§] 89
JSD should get a healthy chunk of change to remain with the Browns next season. He is enjoying his role on the team, and has a talent young QB, which is why I expect him to stay. Johnson is likely to re-sign as well. Even with needing to sign JSD, Johnson and Oliver, the Browns have approximately 65 million+ to spend this offseason. Add in a top 5 draft pick and the Browns are primed to make another step forward.
RB Adrian Robinson 5-11 203 8 Houston [Power]  [$] [+] 80
RB Kalei Keil 6-1 201 5 Notre Dame [Power]  81
TE Charles Sherrill 6-4 212 4 Southern Miss [Receiving]  [+] 82
ILB Sam Richardson 6-2 221 4 South Dakota State [Mike]  81
CB Bernard McLeod 5-9 183 4 Ohio State [Zone Coverage] [-1] 84
Should be very interesting to see what the Cowboys decide to do in their running back room with both Robinson and Keil reaching the end of their current deals. Robinson had just shy of 250 carries last season, but is declining and is unhappy leading me to believe that his time in Dallas is limited. Keil did not register a carry on the 2025 season, but has some talent should another team wish to give him a shot. Sherrill has enjoyed his time being a Cowboy, leading me to believe he will likely sign a new deal with the team. Richardson appears to be too far down the depth chart to find the field in Dallas and looks to test free agency. Lastly, Bernard McLeod has decent leverage to command a significant deal, but I still expect him to re-sign with the team.
RB Evan Grant 6-0 194 4 Georgia State [Power]  86
FB Gary Richardson 5-11 233 7 Kansas State [Run Blocking]  83
K Sam Gilligan 5-10 219 4 Penn State [Accuracy]  86
Evan Grant established himself as a true workhorse back this season and will likely ask to be compensated accordingly. Gilligan made only 72% of his kicks last season and does not have a strong hold on the starting job in Minnesota. He may find himself looking for a new team in free agency.
RB Marshawn Miller 6-1 225 5 Connecticut [Speed] [-1] 91
TE Sebastian Babb 6-6 206 4 Nebraska [Receiving]  [§] 87
FB Dylan Stewart 5-8 227 7 Kansas State [Run Blocking] [+2] 82
The eagles have just a few key re-signings to make to continue the strong run they've had over the past few seasons. Miller will certainly command a decent chunk of change for his new deal. Babb has developed nicely into one of the better TEs in the league. Also, Philly only lost 1 player to retirement this season, WR Michael Hawkins 5-9 196 9 Florida [Speed] [+2] [+] 83.