By Jordan Raanan, Xfinity.com Sports
Whenever this labor squabble ends, it's going to be crazy. Hundreds of players will be finding new homes during a free-for-all unlike any we've seen before. Players are going to be changing teams at an unprecedented pace, with NFL general managers running around and stuffing players into their shopping carts like it's Supermarket Sweep, and just in time for training camp.
After an uncapped season where a whole draft class missed out on free agency, there are likely to be more unrestricted free agents than ever. And it's a class loaded with talent, especially at vital positions such as cornerback and offensive line.
So in anticipation of the eventual barrage of signings, here's my Top 50 free agents. Key factors in the rankings include skill, age, position and number of productive years remaining in their careers. Jordan Raanan has covered the NFL since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at @JordanRaanan or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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