Bidding for star-studded free agents begins Tuesday

17. Levi Brown, Cardinals, OT. This expected cap casualty is a rarity this year: an experienced free-agent left tackle. The former fifth pick in the draft came on strong in 2011 after being labeled a disappointment for his first four seasons.

18. Jason Jones, Titans, DT. A 25-year-old interior pass rusher is hard to find. The arrow should be pointing up for Jones, who has been used a little out of position at end recently.

19. John Carlson, Seahawks, TE. He is coming off a shoulder injury that kept him from playing in 2011, but this 27-year-old from Notre Dame was a very productive player his first two years in the league.

20. Chris Myers, Texans, C. Some think he is the best center in football, but he's 30 and undersized at 289 pounds. He won't fit every scheme.

21. Scott Wells, Packers, C. This 31-year-old Pro Bowler is a fine player. His value may be greater to the Packers than to any other team.

22. Carlos Rogers, 49ers, CB. He is coming off one of his best seasons, but he is 30 and was inconsistent in the playoffs.

23. John Abraham, Falcons, DE. He is closing in on his 34th birthday, but only three players have more sacks than Abraham over the last five seasons. He's the Peyton Manning of free-agent pass rushers.

24. Kyle Orton, Chiefs, QB. He is a starting-caliber quarterback who manages a game well and can make all the throws.

25. Jeremy Mincey, Jaguars, DE. This 28-year-old hustling pass rusher finally found his groove last year and likely will be joining his fourth NFL team.

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