NFL Free Agency 2013: Breaking Down Top Defensive Ends on the Market

February 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL free agency 2013 is around the corner, and it's time to break down the top defensive ends on the market.
The NFL has become a passing league, and the best way to combat that is through a top pass rush.
Which players can best provide a pass rush to help defenses? Read on to find out.
Israel Idonije, Bears
Israel Idonije is one of the most underrated defensive ends in football.
Last season with the Bears, Idonije had 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He did it with 300 less snaps than Julius Peppers, who had 11.5 sacks.
Idonije is a solid player who also contributes on special teams. He won't get a huge payday, but he'll be a valuable contributor to a lot of teams.
Cliff Avril, Lions
Cliff Avril is a one-dimensional player, but he's pretty good at that one aspect.
He had 9.5 sacks, which is great, but only 35 total tackles. When he's not getting after the passer, he's not doing much else. 
That said, the NFL ...

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