Best NFL team fits for remaining free agents, trade candidates

We are through the main transaction portion of the 2024 NFL offseason, as teams have reloaded with free agent signings, trade acquisitions and draft picks. OTA workouts are rolling, and mandatory minicamps are closer than you think. But a handful of unsigned free agents are still looking for a roster, and there's always the possibility of a trade or two before training camps start up in July.

With that in mind, let's find ideal landing spots for 14 veteran free agents -- plus one big-name receiver who requested a trade -- to fill remaining team needs or add depth. When I evaluate player-to-team matches, I'm looking at how each guy fits in a scheme, how each might be able to help immediately and whether the team has the cap space to add players. This late in the process, most of these players will end up signing one-year, low-risk deals that include incentives to make some more cash.

Let's get to it, starting with a ball-hawking defensive back.

Xavien Howard, CB