NFL Free Agents and Potential Cap Casualties: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

2013's free agent Wide Receivers/Tight Ends and potential cap casualties

2/9/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Here's a look at some of the top wide receivers and tight ends that will be on the market when NFL free agency begins on March 12th.

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The biggest receiver name on the market this year is probably Mike Wallace, who the Steelers are not expected to even attempt to re-sign. The Steelers were fed up with Wallace due to a holdout last summer that was followed by a disappointing season (64 catches for 836 yards with a career-low 13.1 yards per catch). He still possesses game-changing speed, however, and is likely to get a lucrative offer from a receiver-needy team.

Dwayne Bowe might be the most talented of the free agent receivers, as he's managed to put up some great numbers on bad offenses during his years with the Chiefs. Though some people believe that Bowe's chances of re-signing with the Chiefs have improved with the hiring of Andy Reid, there's still a solid chance we see Bowe in a new uniform with a fat wallet next season.

The Packers have no plans to re-sign Greg Jennings, who has put his house on the market and openly "prepared my family for change." A great player when on the field, Jennings has struggled with injuries and will turn 30 years old towards the beginning of next season. Regardless, some team will take a chance on him. The Dolphins - whose head coach Joe Philbin was Jennings' offensive coordinator in Green Bay - are a possibility.

For some reason, the Patriots only gave  Wes Welker a one-year deal last summer. Despite playing in his age-31 season, Welker showed no sign of decline, hauling in 118 passes for 1354 yards. The Patriots would like to have him back, but he is likely to test the market due to their questionable undervaluing of him.

Danny Amendola would like to re-sign with the Rams, and the Rams would love to have him back, but Amendola's spotty injury history have complicated contract talks. A similar player to Welker, Amendola would draw plenty of interest if he were to hit the open market.

After a breakout year with 74 catches for 1083 yards, Brian Hartline will be sought after by plenty of teams if the Dolphins don't re-sign him. Though the Dolphins would like to have him back, they view him as a clear No. 2 receiver and will prioritize finding a top receiving option.

Austin Collie will likely get incentive based offers due to his impressive play but awful injury history... Terrell Owens and Randy Moss are both probably willing to play, if anyone actually wants them... Josh Cribbs is probably done as a Brown, but the devaluing of the kick return game will limit teams' interest in him...
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2/10/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

i agree what you say about Bowe, he's just so talented.