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  • With the Oakland Raiders saying goodbye Thursday to longtime kicker Sebastian Janikowski, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has lost another contemporary of sorts.

    Of players currently under contract for 2018, only New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler have been in the NFL longer than Witten.

    Now, there are a couple of asterisks needed here.

    The first: Four players from the 2001 and 2002 drafts are expected to continue to play in 2018 but are not currently under contract. Julius Peppers (first round, Josh McCown (third, 2002), Dwight Freeney (first, 2002),womens Coby Fleener Jersey, 2002) and Drew Brees (second, 2001) are set to become unrestricted free agents,Authentic Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey, but all will or should find homes for 2018.

    Peppers and McCown played well for the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets, respectively,Authentic Josh Hill Jersey, in 2017 and could re-sign with those teams or find homes elsewhere. Freeney ended the season with the Detroit Lions after not signing with a team until October when he joined the Seattle Seahawks.

    Brees and the New Orleans Saints should come to an agreement on a contract before the market opens as well.

    so he technically entered the NFL before Witten, who was the fifth overall pick in 2003,Authentic Kenny Vaccaro Jersey,Second: Suggs was a first-round pick in 2003, a third-rounder that year. Plus,womens Thomas Morstead Jersey, Terence Newman, Witten's former teammate, and there's little question coach Mike Zimmer wants him back with the Minnesota Vikings., wants to continue his career. Newman would become just the second 40-year-old corner to play in the NFL, joining Hall of Famer Darrell Green

    The No. 1 overall pick in 2003, Carson Palmer, announced his retirement earlier in the offseason.womens Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey

    023 players selected in the draft. Only Brady,From 2000 to 2003, there were 1,Authentic Coby Fleener JerseySuggs and Witten remain under contract.,Authentic Will Lutz Jersey

    That speaks more to the longevity and success of those players,womens Will Lutz Jersey,who are 35, who have combined for 31 Pro Bowl seasons. Brady,Authentic Max Unger Jersey, who was drafted 199th overall in 2000,womens Max Unger Jersey,womens Josh Hill Jersey,womens Kenny Vaccaro Jersey, has 13. Witten has 11 and Suggs has seven. Witten and Suggs, played in the most recent Pro Bowl as Brady,Authentic Thomas Morstead Jersey,Authentic Zach Strief Jersey, 40, prepared for Super Bowl LII. Lechler was drafted by the Raiders in 2000.

    Witten's 11th Pro Bowl appearance tied him with Bob Lilly for the most in franchise history. He is about to play in his 16th season,womens Zach Strief Jersey, which would be a franchise record. Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei played 15 seasons for the Cowboys.