Training camp may be just around the corner, but there are still plenty of notable free agents available on the open market.

These players have all contributed heavily to the success of their teams in the past but still find themselves looking for a job because of injury woes, declining play, advancing age or a combination of those factors.

Expect several of these high-profile veterans to ink new deals in the coming weeks. Front offices will want to utilize their available salary-cap space on veterans who can flesh out their rosters and patch holes before on-field preparations for the 2022 campaign begin in earnest.

Read on for some predictions—in alphabetical order and based on team need, available finances and insider information—for where these top remaining free-agent talents will sign.

All salary cap information courtesy of Spotrac.


LB Anthony Barr: Dallas Cowboys

It shouldn’t take long for Anthony Barr to find a home, especially since his skillset meshes so well with the Dallas Cowboys' needs this offseason.

Barr has made four Pro Bowls while racking up nearly 500 tackles, 31 passes defended, 17.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and five interceptions across eight seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, he's missed 20 games over the past two seasons, suffering a torn pectoral in 2020 and dealing with knee issues this past season.

When healthy, the 6'5", 257-pound playmaker can line up and make an impact at several positions. The Cowboys would have the option to deploy him as an extra pass-rusher on the edge or in a more traditional linebacker role.

That versatility could come in handy for a Dallas squad that may need flexibility. The team has a handful of injury-prone defenders on the roster and is already missing several talents in the linebacking corps.

Leighton Vander Esch has a long history of ailments, Jabril Cox is coming off a torn ACL that limited him to just seven games as a rookie, Devante Bond will be out for 2022 after suffering a knee injury at OTAs and Damone Clark could miss a significant chunk of his rookie campaign as he works his way back from a neck issue.

While picking up a player like Barr, who has availability concerns of his own, may inject more risk into an already shaky linebacking corps. However, the potential of Barr returning to form makes the risk worth it, especially if they can get the 30-year-old on a cheap deal.