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Free Agent Rankings: Running Backs

Here's a look at the top 5 players at each position as free agency gets underway ...

Top Five Running Backs

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1

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Derrick Ward

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Ran for more than 1,000 yards despite being a backup. Ward has a good combination of size and elusiveness. Should be a solid starter for some team.

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2

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Fred Taylor

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Veteran runner struggled in 2008 after having strong seasons the prior two years. Should be a good fit for a team that uses a rotation.

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3

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Cedric Benson

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Former top five pick had some good games for the Bengals down the stretch. Forget about him ever being an elite player, but Benson can be an effective starter.

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4

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Warrick Dunn

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Dunn is now 34 and no longer a workhorse. He was a very effective backup for Tampa this year, racking up more than 1,000 total yards.

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5

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Correll Buckhalter

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Longtime backup would love a chance to start or at least play in a run-heavy offense.

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