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NFL free agents 2020: Top 15 free agents remaining

NFL free agents 2020: Top 15 free agents remaining

A good chunk of NFL free agency has come and passed. At the stroke of noon on Monday, March 16, the NFL's legal tampering period began. What followed that was a flurry of announced deals that couldn't be signed until the new league year opened at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.

That date has now come and gone as well. Many of the best players on the market have already agreed to terms with their new (or old) teams. That includes quarterback Tom Brady, who will be signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As the week comes to an end, it's time to do a bit of a reset on our top free-agent rankings. With only five players of our original top 50 overall free agents still available, the market has drastically changed in under a week's time. That said, there are still plenty of potential contributors available at premium positions, and there is quite a lot of depth at the receiver position in particular.

Here's a look at the top 15 players that are still available as NFL free agency continues into another week.

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Robby Anderson says it'd be a 'dream come true' to play with Tom Brady

Robby Anderson says it'd be a 'dream come true' to play with Tom Brady

If the New England Patriots want to keep Tom Brady, they may need to surround him with more offensive weapons.

Well, there are plenty of offensive weapons who want to play with Tom Brady.

New York Jets wide receiver and pending unrestricted free agent Robby Anderson joined that club Wednesday morning, telling ESPN's "SportsCenter" it would be a "dream come true" to team up with Brady.

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Anderson said he literally had a dream about being on the same team as Brady -- although he couldn't tell in his dream what jerseys they were wearing.

In a vacuum, Anderson's comments aren't ground-breaking. Who wouldn't want to catch passes from the greatest quarterback of all time who consistently lifts the play of his wide receivers?

But the timing of Anderson's remarks are notable considering he's hitting the open market along with Brady on March 18, and that the Patriots reportedly are interested in stocking up on pass-catchers this offseason.

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We should note that Anderson said Tuesday on ESPN's "NFL Live" he wants to return to the Jets, and that he believes New York "definitely" wants to re-sign him.

So, unless Brady pulls a reverse Bill Belichick and goes from the Patriots to the Jets this offseason -- which is about as unlikely as Rob Gronkowski playing in the NFL this season -- Anderson's only hope of making his "dream" a reality is to follow Brady in free agency.

Could that lead to Anderson in a Patriots uniform next season? The speedy wideout, who caught 52 passes for 779 yards and five touchdowns last season while averaging 15 yards per catch, is the type of deep threat New England may covet to make its offense more dynamic.

We'll have to wait until next week to find out which of Anderson's dreams get realized.

UPDATE (12:15 p.m. ET): In case you're questioning whether Anderson really had a dream about Brady on Tuesday night -- the wide receiver is sticking to his guns.

NFL free agents 2020: Top 10 wide receivers

NFL free agents 2020: Top 10 wide receivers

Wide receivers will be at a premium when teams look to add talent via free agency this offseason.

The 2020 class is noticeably top-heavy at the receiver position. There are a few household names set to earn top dollar from teams desperate for a No. 1 target. Other teams, like the New England Patriots, could be looking at the next tier of options to add depth to their receiving corps.

The Patriots dealt with plenty of turnover at wide receiver in 2019. From Antonio Brown's brief tenure to the addition of Mohamed Sanu, and all of the injuries in-between, quarterback Tom Brady never really had a consistent group of weapons.

This offseason, New England has a few intriguing depth options including one of its own free agents and a veteran who was a contributor to two of its Super Bowl titles.

Here's a look at the top 10 free-agent wide receivers set to hit the market:

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