2016 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS / 2017 FREE AGENTS: LBs

 
 
 
 

2016 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS / 2017 FREE AGENTS

Contract Year Player: A player whose NFL contract is ending this season. The general consensus is that the nfl players in contract year will perform better since their next contract is dependant on them having a productive season. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

Money is generally considered one of the great motivators. That fact isn't lost on fantasy football owners. It's the reason players entering the final year of their contracts get a longer look than they normally would on draft day. Read our Contract Year Player Research.

The following players are currently slated to be 2016 NFL free agents, and therefore are classifed as 2017 contract year players

Name Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Rank
Sam Acho CHI 27 5  
Lorenzo Alexander BUF 33 10  
Kiko Alonso MIA 26 3 #20
Jonathan Anderson CHI 24 1  
Ray-Ray Armstrong SF 27 3  
Akeem Ayers LAR 27 5  
Shaq Barrett DEN 23    
Sam Barrington GB 25 3 #28
Lamin Barrow CHI 25    
Joplo Bartu JAX 25 3  
David Bass TEN 25 3  
Daren Bates OAK 25 3  
Nick Bellore SF 27 5  
Jon Bostic DET 25 3  
Carl Bradford GB 24    
Nigel Bradham PHI 26 4 #58
Jasper Brinkley NYG 31 7  
Arthur Brown BAL 26 3  
Zach Brown BUF 26 4 #73
Armonty Bryant CLE 26 3  
Josh Bynes DET 27 5  
Tank Carder CLE 27 4  
Bruce Carter NYJ 28 5  
Chris Carter BAL 27 5  
Chris Clemons ARI 30 7  
Audie Cole MIN 27 4  
Jamie Collins NE 26 3 #8
Will Compton WAS 26 3 #63
Brock Coyle SEA 25    
Lavonte David TB 26 4 #2
Demario Davis CLE 27 4 #33
Ryan Davis JAX 27 4  
Todd Davis DEN 24    
Akeem Dent HOU 28 5  
Zak DeOssie NYG 32 9  
Jayrone Elliott GB 24    
IK Enemkpali BUF 25    
Dane Fletcher NE 29 6  
L.J. Fort DEN 26 1  
Mason Foster WAS 27 5  
Jerrell Freeman CHI 30 5 #29
Jonathan Freeny NE 27 5 #68
Andrew Gachkar DAL 27 5  
Junior Galette WAS 28 6  
Terence Garvin PIT 25 3  
Adarius Glanton TB 25    
Najee Goode PHI 27 4  
Zaviar Gooden TEN 26 3  
Chad Greenway MIN 33 10  
Tamba Hali KC 32 10  
James Harrison PIT 38 14  
Adam Hayward WAS 32 9  
Brandon Hepburn DET 26 1  
Mark Herzlich NYG 28 5  
Dont'a Hightower NE 26 4 #43
Gerald Hodges SF 25 3 #61
Justin Houston KC 27 5 #41
Mike Hull MIA 22 1  
Ramon Humber NE 29 7  
Melvin Ingram SD 27 4 #51
Ben Jacobs CAR      
Jackson Jeffcoat CLE 24    
Jelani Jenkins MIA 24 3 #50
Cam Johnson IND 26 1  
Derrick Johnson KC 33 11 #10
Steven Johnson PIT 28 4  
Chandler Jones ARI 26 4 #5
Christian Jones CHI 25    
Datone Jones GB 26 3  
Jarvis Jones PIT 26 3  
Mychal Kendricks PHI 25 4 #26
Ryan Kerrigan WAS 28 5 #48
A.J. Klein CAR 25 3  
Emmanuel Lamur MIN 27 4  
Jamari Lattimore BUF 27 5  
Manny Lawson BUF 32 10  
Corey Lemonier SF 24 3  
DeAndre Levy DET 29 7 #25
John Lotulelei JAX 24 1  
Josh Martin KC   4  
Robert Mathis IND 35 13  
Casey Matthews MIN 27 5  
Michael Mauti NO 26 3  
Joe Mays SD 31 8  
Rolando McClain DAL 28 6 #42
Albert McClellan BAL 30 6  
Lerentee McCray GB 26 3  
Josh McNary IND 28 3  
Von Miller DEN 27 5 #39
Barkevious Mingo NE 25 3  
Kevin Minter ARI 25 3 #54
Sio Moore IND 26 3 #65
Michael Morgan SEA 28 5  
Dezman Moses KC 27 4  
C.J. Mosley BAL 24   #6
Andy Mulumba KC 26 3  
Alex Okafor ARI 25 3  
Calvin Pace NYJ 35 13  
Nate Palmer TEN 26 3  
Spencer Paysinger MIA 28 5  
Julius Peppers GB 36 14  
Nick Perry GB 26 4  
Eric Pinkins SEA 25    
Vincent Rey CIN 28   #59
LaRoy Reynolds ATL 25 3  
Perry Riley WAS 28 6 #57
Keith Rivers DAL 30 8  
Keenan Robinson NYG 27 4 #36
Kelvin Sheppard NYG 28 5  
John Simon HOU 25 3  
Shayne Skov SF 26    
Daryl Smith TB 34 12 #70
Malcolm Smith OAK 27 5 #15
Sean Spence TEN 26 4  
Julian Stanford DET 25 1  
Justin Staples TEN 26 4  
Tyler Starr ATL 25    
Tony Steward NO 23 1  
Manti Te'o SD 25 3 #49
Joe Thomas GB 25    
Lawrence Timmons PIT 30 9 #21
Korey Toomer OAK 27 4  
Danny Trevathan CHI 26 4 #12
Jordan Tripp JAX 25    
Jason Trusnik MIN 32 9  
Justin Tuggle CLE 26 3  
Bobby Wagner SEA 26 4 #13
Erik Walden IND 31 8  
Demarcus Ware DEN 34 11  
Dekoda Watson DEN 28 6  
Brandon Watts MIN 25    
Sean Weatherspoon ATL 28 6 #75
Philip Wheeler ATL 31 8  
Chris White NE 27 5  
Tahir Whitehead DET 26 4  
Kyle Wilber DAL 27 4  
Michael Wilhoite SF 29 5 #72
Tourek Williams SD 25 3  
Vince Williams PIT 26 3  
Paul Worrilow ATL 26 3 #55
Willie Young CHI 30 6  
Frank Zombo KC 29 6  

If you have information that conflicts with our list, please contact us. Likewise, if we're missing a contract year player, please let us know.