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Full list of 2021 free agent running backs

NFL free agents can begin signing new contracts on March 17th. We have a full list of running backs who are currently set to hit free agency, and will update as players sign new deals.

Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers walks across the field before the NFC Championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Free agency is creeping up on us and soon unrestricted free agents will officially begin talking to teams on March 15th during the tampering period. They cannot sign a deal until March 17th, but numerous deals are all but completed in that window of time. Teams and agents have been speaking, but on March 15th, they can make it official.

Running backs continue to lose status in the open market and with the salary cap taking a hit this season, we could see teams retain running backs at value or for some players, they could be forced to take one-year deals when in the past they’d be in line for multi-year contracts.

Aaron Jones leads the way for running backs in free agency. He could get the franchise tag, but that isn’t a lock. Overall, there are plenty of backs that will get interest in the free agency market, including Kenyan Drake, Marlon Mack, James White, Leonard Fournette, James Conner, Tevin Coleman and more.

Below is a full list of free agents, sortable by name, old team, and new team. We’ll update as news arrives on the various players.

2021 Free Agents: Running Backs

Pos. First Last 2020 Team 2021 Team
Pos. First Last 2020 Team 2021 Team
RB Kenyan Drake Cardinals
RB D.J. Foster Cardinals
RB Todd Gurley Falcons
RB Brian Hill Falcons
RB Gus Edwards* Ravens
RB T.J. Yeldon Bills
RB Taiwan Jones Bills
RB Samaje Perine Bengals
RB Phillip Lindsay* Broncos
RB Adrian Peterson Lions
RB Aaron Jones Packers
RB Jamaal Williams Packers
RB Tyler Ervin Packers
RB Buddy Howell* Texans
RB Dontrell Hilliard* Texans
RB Marlon Mack Colts
RB Chris Thompson Jaguars
RB Darrel Williams* Chiefs
RB Le'Veon Bell Chiefs
RB Anthony Sherman Chiefs
RB Devontae Booker Raiders
RB Theo Riddick Raiders
RB Kalen Ballage* Chargers
RB Malcolm Brown Rams
RB Matt Breida Dolphins
RB DeAndre Washington Dolphins
RB Ameer Abdullah Vikings
RB Mike Boone* Vikings
RB James White Patriots
RB Rex Burkhead Patriots
RB Ty Montgomery Saints
RB Dwayne Washington Saints
RB Wayne Gallman Giants
RB Dion Lewis Giants
RB Alfred Morris Giants
RB Frank Gore Jets
RB Josh Adams* Jets
RB Corey Clement Eagles
RB James Conner Steelers
RB Jeff Wilson* 49ers
RB Tevin Coleman 49ers
RB Chris Carson Seahawks
RB Carlos Hyde Seahawks
RB Leonard Fournette Buccaneers
RB LeSean McCoy Buccaneers
RB Kenjon Barner Buccaneers
RB T.J. Logan Buccaneers
RB D'Onta Foreman* Titans
RB Senorise Perry Titans
RB Lamar Miller Washington