Top NFL Free Agents: WR
1. Wes Welker, New England Patriots – (FRANCHISED by New England)
Welker is coming off a year which he lead the league in receptions and receiving yards. The Patriots are not going to let him go and will likely Franchise him with the expectation of working out a long term deal.
2. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Do to salary cap problems the Steelers were unable to franchise Wallace. He hits the open market with only a first round tender, so he is bound to draw a huge amount of interest around the league.
3. Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers (SIGNED with Tampa Bay)
Jackson has been franchised multiple times and finally might get to hit the open market. On of the “biggest” big play WRs in the league, he is likely to receive a ton of interest from a lot of teams in the league.
4. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles – (FRANCHISED by Philadelphia)
Jackson is the most electric and dynamic WR in the league. But he is a genuinely selfish and me first player, which makes the thought of a team giving him a long term contract scary.
5. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs – (FRANCHISED by Kansas City)
Bowe has exploded the last two seasons. Kansas City is likely to use the franchise tag to keep him around for at least 1 more season.
6. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints – (RESIGNED with New Orleans)
Colston has come out and said he won’t take a home town discount to stay in New Orleans, making it likely he will get a bigger and better offer somewhere else.
7. Brandon Lloyd, St. Louis Rams – (SIGNED with New England)
One year removed from leading the league in receiving yards, Lloyd was traded to St. Louis and was immediately the best WR on the roster. Lloyd has stated he wants to go wherever Josh McDaniels goes which means….New England.
8. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts – (RESIGNED with Indianapolis)
Have heard from people close to Reggie that his days in Indianapolis are O-V-E-R.
9. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills – (RESIGNED with Buffalo)
Johnson is a very talented young WR, but is also an enigma. He can drop some easy balls and is a cocky kid who needs to learn how to be a “team” player.
10. Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts – (SIGNED with Washignton)
With all the big name WR available Garcon may fly under the radar. However, he is very talented and well rounded. I’d expect him to get a very nice contract, whether in Indy or somewhere else.
11. Mario Manningham, New York Giants – (SIGNED with San Francisco)
Manningham is going to be looking to cash in from his Super Bowl and Playoff success. However, Mannningham is coming off a very disappointing season where much more was expected from him.
12. Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys – (SIGNED with Jacksonville)
Robinson went from training camp cut to arguably the best WR on the Dallas Cowboys roster. I doubt Jerry Jones let’s Robinson walk away.
13. Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints – (SIGNED with San Diego)
Meachem has great speed, but is a classic underachiever. A former first round pick who hasn’t lived up to expectations.
14. Jerome Simpson, Cincinnati Bengals – (SIGNED with Minnesota)
Simpson is best known for 2 things, his front-flip into the end zone and his marijuana trafficking arrest.
15. Ted Ginn, Jr., San Francisco 49ers – (RESIGNED with San Francisco)
Ginn is one of the best return man in the league, but he can’t be counted on as a WR.
16. Braylon Edwards, Free Agent – (SIGNED with Seattle)
Edwards drew very little interst last offseason, he has talent but will anyone want him?
17. Early Doucet, Arizona Cardinals – (RESIGNED with Arizona)
Doucet is an intriguing option for teams looking for a slot WR.
18. Harry Douglas, Atlanta Falcons – (RESIGNED with Atlanta)
Douglas has struggled to stay healthy early in his career but can be an explosive player at times.
19. Plaxico Burress, New York Jets
Burress proved he can still be a red zone threat and will get a shot somewhere possibly back in New York.
20.Josh Morgan, San Francisco 49ers – (SIGNED with Washington)
Morgan was the most consistant 49ers WR before his injury
21. Deion Branch, New England Patriots – (RESIGNED with New England)
Branch quietly had a very good season in New England and is likely to return on a 1-2 year deal.
22. Eddie Royal, Denver Broncos – (SIGNED with San Diego)
23. Jerricho Cotechery, Pittsburgh Steelers – (RESIGNED with Pittsburgh)
24. Eric Weems, Atlanta Falcons (RFA) – (SIGNED with Chicago)
25. LaVelle Hawkins, Tennessee Titans – (RESIGNED with Tennessee)
26. Matthew Slater, New England – (RESIGNED with New England)
27. Donte’ Stallworth, Washington Redskins – (SIGNED with New England)
28. Andre Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals – (SIGNED with Denver)
29. Legedu Naanee, Carolina Panthers – (SIGNED with Miami)
30. Kassim Osgood, Jacksonville Jaguars (ST)
31. Roy Williams, Chicago Bears
32. Terrell Owens, Free Agent – (SIGNED with Seattle)
33. Chaz Schilens, Oakland Raiders – (SIGNED with NYJ)
34. Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars
35. Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers – (RETIRED)
36. Donnie Avery, Tennessee Titans – (SIGNED with Indianapolis)
37. Devin Aromashadu, Minnesota Vikings – (RESIGNED with Minnesota)
38. Adrian Arrington, New Orleans Saints – (RESIGNED with New Orleans)
39. Steve Smith, Philadelphia Eagles – (SIGNED with St. Louis)
40. Kevin Ogletree, Dallas Cowboys – (RESIGNED with Dallas)
41. Anthony Gonzalez, Indianapolis Colts – (SIGNED with New England)
42. Devin Thomas, New York Giants – (SIGNED with Chicago)
43. Derek Hagan, Buffalo Bills – (RESIGNED with Buffalo)
44. Patrick Crayton, San Diego Chargers
45. Bernard Berrian, Minnesota Vikings
46. Greg Camarillo, Minnesota Vikings
47. Roscoe Parrish, Buffalo Bills – (SIGNED with San Diego)
48. Chansi Stuckey, Cleveland Browns
49. Bryant Johnson, Houston Texans
50. Jerheme Urban, Kansas City Chiefs