NFL Free Agency Rankings: Who are the top remaining FAs as we hit the 2019 league year?

A New England Patriots helmet rests on the turf prior to a preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
A New England Patriots helmet rests on the turf prior to a preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Believe it or not, day 1 of NFL free agency is actually Wednesday. That's despite plenty of impending free agents already deciding where they'll sign for 2019 and beyond.

Monday and Tuesday provided NFL teams with a "legal tampering" period to negotiate with agents of players across the league. It was in that time frame that many of the biggest names came off the board by agreeing to sign deals with new teams. Impending UFAs won't be able to officially sign, however, until the 2019 league year officially begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Plenty of good players remain in play on the open market with NFL free agency about to kick off. So it's worth following our official rankings and free agent tracker below to see where they sign. Some of these names could end up in New England as soon as Wednesday.

Note: Players in bold are signing with the Patriots. Struck-through players are signing elsewhere.

NFL Free Agency: Top 50

Rank Name Pos. Old team New tean
1. Earl Thomas S Seahawks Ravens
2. Justin Houston EDGE Chiefs Colts
3. Ezekiel Ansah EDGE Lions TBD
4. Ndamukong Suh DT Rams TBD
5. Golden Tate WR Lions Giants
6. Ronald Darby CB Eagles Eagles
7. Tyrell Williams WR Chargers Raiders
8. Mark Ingram RB Saints Ravens
9. Randall Cobb WR Packers Cowboys
10. Glover Quin S Lions TBD
11. Bryce Callahan CB Bears Broncos
12. Tevin Coleman RB Falcons 49ers
13. Markus Golden EDGE Cardinals Giants
14. Demaryius Thomas WR Texans TBD
15. Donte Moncrief WR Colts Steelers
16. Clay Matthews EDGE Packers Rams
17. Mark Barron LB Rams Steelers
18. Jared Cook TE Raiders TBD
19. Pierre Desir CB Colts Colts
20. K.J. Wright LB Seahawks Seahawks
21. Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix S Redskins Bears
22. Shaquil Barrett EDGE Broncos Buccaneers
23. Daryl Williams OT Panthers Panthers
24. Aaron Lynch EDGE Bears TBD
25. Tre Boston S Cardinals TBD
26. Michael Crabtree WR Ravens TBD
27. Alex Okafor EDGE Saints Chiefs
28. Tyler Eifert TE Bengals Bengals
29. Jamie Collins LB Browns TBD
30. Timmy Jernigan DT Eagles TBD
31. Jason McCourty CB Patriots Patriots
32. Adrian Phillips S Chargers Chargers
33. Nick Perry EDGE Packers TBD
34. Corey Liuget DT Chargers TBD
35. Chris Hogan WR Patriots TBD
36. Christian Covington DT Texans TBD
37. Pierre Garcon WR 49ers TBD
38. Mike Iupati G Cardinals Seahawks
39. Jahleel Addae S Chargers TBD
40. Phillip Dorsett WR Patriots Patriots
41. Ryan Kalil C Panthers TBD
42. Brent Urban DT Ravens TBD
43. Darqueze Dennard CB Bengals Bengals
44. Stephen Gostkowski K Patriots TBD
45. Dion Jordan EDGE Seahawks TBD
46. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Jaguars TBD
47. Dontrelle Inman WR Colts TBD
48. Vinny Curry EDGE Eagles Eagles
49. Mychal Kendricks LB Seahawks Seahawks
50. Bruce Irvin EDGE Falcons Panthers

Note: This list will be updated as news comes in. Click here for live updates on Patriots/NFL free agency news.

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