The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs presumably are done making waves in the offseason veteran CB market, but what about the NFL's other 30 clubs?

A quick glance at the final quartet standing a year ago reflects how much the best NFL teams value cornerbacks in a modern passing league:

The Philadelphia Eagles sent the Buffalo Bills their top receiver and a third-rounder last August to add a No. 1 cornerback, Ronald Darby, then spent a second-rounder on a potential future No. 1 in Sidney Jones. The New England Patriots awarded Stephon Gilmore one of the richest CB contracts ever last spring, in excess of $40 million guaranteed. The Jacksonville Jaguars invested the fifth overall pick two years ago and $26 million guaranteed last spring to secure the NFL's best lockdown tandem. The Minnesota Vikings extended All-Pro Xavier Rhodes last offseason with a deal containing more than $32 million guaranteed and have fellow former premium picks in Trae Waynes, Terence Newman and Mackensie Alexander in the NFL's No. 2 pass 'D' a year ago.

With that in mind, let's look at six veteran corners of interest on a free-agent market with a nice blend of established No. 1s, potential future stars and tried-and-true options with some tread left on the tires.

The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs presumably are done making waves in the offseason veteran CB market, but what about the NFL's other 30 clubs? A quick glance at the final quartet standing a year ago reflects how much the best NFL teams value cornerbacks in a modern passing league: The Philadelphia Eagles sent the Buffalo Bills their top receiver and a third-rounder last August to add a No. 1 cornerback, Ronald Darby, then spent a second-rounder on a potential future No. 1 in Sidney Jones. The New England Patriots awarded Stephon Gilmore one of the richest CB contracts ever last spring, in excess of $40 million guaranteed. The Jacksonville Jaguars invested the fifth overall pick two years ago and $26 million guaranteed last spring to secure the NFL's best lockdown tandem. The Minnesota Vikings extended All-Pro Xavier Rhodes last offseason with a deal containing more than $32 million guaranteed and have fellow former premium picks in Trae Waynes, Terence Newman and Mackensie Alexander in the NFL's No. 2 pass 'D' a year ago. With that in mind, let's look at six veteran corners of interest on a free-agent market with a nice blend of established No. 1s, potential future stars and tried-and-true options with some tread left on the tires.

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