Many free agents still waiting by the phone

With teams intent on finding cheap labor, many veteran free agents are having a hard time finding work, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: May 26, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For most of his 12-year NFL career, Brentson Buckner has been a favorite of the media, a good player but an even better talker, an effective interior defender who could make a big tackle during the game and then would make reporters roar with laughter while describing it afterward.

But ever since his release by the Carolina Panthers on March 1, the celebrated media "go-to guy" hasn't had any teams come to him with viable contract offers.

So like a lot of veterans, Buckner is in limbo.

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