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Eleven former Tide standouts are free agents heading into NFL signing period

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Expect nothing but chaos with the NFL Combine, collegiate pro days and free agents signings happening all throughout this week and next week. Free agency, in particular, should be very interesting—as different teams will be in search for pieces that could make them Super Bowl contenders next season.

As for Alabama football is concerned, 11 former players make up the free agency list. Impact names like Dont’a Hightower, Eddie Lacy, Dre Kirkpatrick and Courtney Upshaw will test the waters and see how great their worth is in the National Football League. Hightower has two Super Bowl titles with the New England Patriots.

Listed below are all 11 ex-Tide players in NFL free agency.

Rolando McClain, linebacker, Dallas Cowboys

Andre Smith, offensive tackle, Cincinnati Bengals

Chance Warmack, offensive guard, Tennessee Titans

Dre Kirkpatrick, cornerback, Cincinnati Bengals

Rashad Johnson, safety, Tennessee Titans

Dont’a Hightower, linebacker, New England Patriots

Courtney Upshaw, defensive end, Atlanta Falcons

Roman Harper, safety, New Orleans Saints

Wallace Gilberry, defensive end, Cincinnati Bengals

Eddie Lacy, running back, Green Bay Packers

Damion Square, defensive end, Los Angeles Chargers

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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