Thought I would start a list:
Barrin Simpson (possible retirement)
Gene Makowksy (retiring presumably...don't think he is actually a FA)
I believe I heard there are 17 FAs this season, so the list is incomplete.
Keith Shologan - (pretty openly states he wishes to stay put)
Andy Fantuz - really sounds like he will be either exploring the NFL or dabbling with FA market. The Riders have made a few solid offers but it does not sound like there has been a pile of interest.
Jerrell Freeman - I think is on the fence of what to do. I would expect either an NFL shot, or back with the Riders.
Andy Fantuz - I would love to see him back, I know he can still do it, but think he will retire. It is a shame, because he has never been used to his potential as a Rider. Hopefully if he does retire they bring him back as the new receivers coach!
Cary Koch - I think will be a fairly easy re-sign
Barrin Simpson - He sure seems like he could play a couple more years. if so, will it be with the Riders, or will he chase a ring elsewhere?
O-linemen ready to step up include: Dan Clark, Patrick Neufeld, Nick Hutchins, Alex Krausnick-Groh. Not only do these guys have potential to play next year, but the OL is high on the payscale. I would think that starting a few new guys would save 100-150K a year...the Riders are paying a lot for what they are getting out of the line. It is just too bad they could not dump Marc Parenteau for a youngster or a draft, because I don't see his hefty priced contract getting renewed.
In the secondary I think Tyron Brackenridge and Eddie Russ have big potential, but Tristan Jackson is a big FA this year! Jamaal Fudge might also have some potential.