2013 NFL Free Agent Predictions: Picking Landing Spots for Top Offensive Players
NFL free agency is just around the corner and will provide the opportunity for teams to add some premier talent. This free-agency class is especially deep on the offensive side of the ball, with many players available that can change the fortunes of whatever team they decide to join.
In addition to these players, veterans Alex Smith, Michael Vick and Matt Flynn could be available either by trade or, eventually, free agency if they are released. The wide receiver position seems to be the deepest in free agency, and with a lack of talent in the draft, prices could be very high.
Here is a list of top offensive players who will likely be changing their teams during free agency. Players who will re-sign with their current teams are located at the bottom of the article.
Greg Jennings, WR, Miami Dolphins
The Packers wide receiver is likely headed out of Green Bay and will be looking for a new employer. The connection between Jennings and head coach Joe Philbin makes Miami the most logical location for the smooth receiver. Jennings has the ability to run any route and make plays after the catch.
The Dolphins need some receivers to make things easier on will-be second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He showed potential despite the lack of talent around him. With Reggie Bush not expected back, the Dolphins need to get some receivers to stretch the field.
Andy Levitre, OG, Chicago Bears
The Bears need to make some improvements on their offensive line to protect Jay Cutler. They have allowed way too many pressures, hits and sacks. After paying for some weapons in free agency last year, they will pay for some protection this year.
Levitre has been a huge piece of the Buffalo Bills' rushing attack and will help to give Matt Forte more running lanes. The guard could stay in Buffalo but will leave should the right contact come in. It very well could come from Chicago.
Mike Wallace, WR, Minnesota Vikings
The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver seems headed out of Pittsburgh after a few years of contract disputes and the emergence of other options. Should he leave, the Vikings will likely be in the market for a big-name wide receiver. With Adrian Peterson causing defenses to focus mostly on him, the Vikings would be wise to make things as easy as possible on quarterback Christian Ponder.
Williams would give the Vikings a deep threat to stretch the field and open things up for the rest of the offense. The Vikings will need to shell out some cash to get Wallace, but with their struggles at wide receiver, they should be willing to do so.
Reggie Bush, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Bush is reportedly (according to CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora) on his way out of Miami after a successful two-year stint. The Bengals are in need of another running back to pair with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Green-Ellis had 278 of the Bengals' 379 carries by players other than quarterbacks, accounting for 72.6 percent of their runs.
Bush is coming off of another solid season, rushing for 986 yards on 227 carries. Over the last two years, Bush has rushed for 2,072 yards after rushing for 2,090 yards in his first five seasons in the league. He can help take the Bengals offense to another level.
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