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Top free agents available as market opens

It’s now down to a matter of hours until pending NFL free agents can officially begin switching teams with the new league year starting at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. Several high-profile players have already re-signed or struck lucrative agreements since the free agent tampering window opened Monday. Here is a list of the best remaining players on the market as of late Tuesday night, excluding those who have already agreed to contracts or received franchise tags:

1. DE Olivier Vernon: He received the transition tag from the Miami Dolphins, who gave the same tag to TE Charles Clay in 2015 but didn’t match an offer to keep him. The same could happen to Vernon, especially if Miami signs Mario Williams. Vernon has averaged 8.5 sacks over the past three seasons and is also tough against the run, which should make him very much in demand despite the tag.

2. QB Brock Osweiler: He’s benefiting greatly from Super Bowl MVP Von Miller’s inability strike a long-term deal, forcing the Denver Broncos…

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