2015 NFL Offseason: Free Agency Discussions Begin Saturday

Teams are free to begin talking to players this weekend

According to our trusty offseason calendar, this Saturday, March 7, marks the beginning of free agency discussion for teams across the NFL.

Officially, teams are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents (UFA) upon the expiration of their 2014 contracts at 3:00 p.m. CST on March 10.

However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 3:00 p.m. CST on March 10.

Now that franchise tags have been dealt out, here is whom NFL.com analysts are listing as the top ten potential free agents on the market:

1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions

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53 tackles, 8.5 sacks

2. Devin McCourty, S, New England Patriots

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68 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions*3. Julius Thomas, TE, Denver Broncos*

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43 receptions, 489 yards receiving (11.4 y/r), 12 touchdowns

4. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

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91 receptions, 1,287 yards receiving (14.1 y/r), 12 touchdowns

5. DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys

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392 carries, 1,845 yards rushing (4.7 y/a), 13 touchdowns

6. Jerry Hughes, DE, Buffalo Bills

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53 tackles, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles

7. Mike Iupati, G, San Francisco 49ers

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15 games started

8. Greg Hardy, DE, Carolina Panthers

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4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble

9. Byron Maxwell, CB, Seattle Seahawks

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39 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions

10. Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens

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49 receptions, 767 yards receiving (15.7 y/r), 11 touchdowns

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