The 10 Worst Players in the NFL

Where there's the wheat, there's the chaff. And here's the chaffiest bunch of chaff who ever chaffed. The problem with making a worst player in the NFL list is that there's a high percentage of turnover from year to year, which makes sense given that these guys are doing nothing but bringing their team down. A lot of guys who would have occupied this list last year, such as Brian Russell, Jason David, Jerry Porter, Deltha O'Neal, Ryan Plackemeier and Anthony Smith, have gotten the ax. So here's the detritus that lingers, just waiting to be cast into the dustbin of historical ineptitude. ↵

↵10. Braylon Edwards, Browns ↵

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↵Whoops. Dropped my keyboard. Ack! There it goes again. Damn it! Third time. What is it about writing about Braylon Edwards that inspires drops? ↵

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↵9. Jerramy Stevens, Buccaneers ↵

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↵In terms of talent, he's probably deserving of better than being on this list. But notorious choke jobs and generally being a disgusting person who can't live up to his potential will land you on here. ↵

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↵8. Robert Gallery, Raiders ↵

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↵Universally regarded as a monster bust, this guy enters his sixth season still a starter on the Raiders offensive line. Only in Oakland. ↵

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↵7. Shaun Suisham, Redskins ↵

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↵Daniel Snyder forked over $100 million to nab Albert Haynesworth but can't bother to spend a few hundred thousand to ditch a kicker who only converted 72 percent of his field goal attempts last year? ↵

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↵6. Willie Colon, Steelers ↵

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↵A weak link on a notoriously weak line, which just happens to belong to a great team. Steelers fans can count on this guy to nullify at least two big plays a game with an illegal procedure penalty. ↵

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↵5. Cedric Benson, Bengals ↵

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↵His off-the-field antics might be good for a laugh, but the thought of this guy being a starting running back in the NFL is plenty sad. ↵

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↵4. Dan Orlovsky, Texans ↵

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↵Despite being the one of the biggest punchlines in the NFL last year, he somehow managed to garner a three-year, $9 million deal in the offseason with the Texans. He might have the best agent in the league, however. ↵

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↵3. Jarret Bush, Packers ↵

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↵To the dismay of Packers fans tired of him drawing multiple pass interference penalties that have led to scores in the last few years, Green Bay matched an offer sheet the Titans had extended to Bush in the offseason. Just glory in the anguish of Packers fans here. ↵

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↵2. Troy Williamson, Jaguars ↵

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↵The other failed receiver the Jags brought in last year, Jerry Porter, is gone, but Williamson, already a first round bust in Minnesota, remains. A hope to bolster a lacking receiver corps, he was hurt last year and had five catches. Now, he's the second wideout on the team behind an ancient Torry Holt. ↵

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↵1. Kellen Clemens, Jets ↵

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↵You're probably not very good when two years in a row the prospect of you at starting quarterback forces your team to acquire another player. ↵  ↵

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↵(Also see: Sporting News' Top 100 players in the NFL)  ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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