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Garrett Graham, Houston Texans
2013: 49 receptions, 545 yards, 5 touchdowns
The former fourth-round pick from the University of Wisconsin finished third on the team this past season in receptions and tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches. However, it should also be noted that Graham was targeted 89 times last season and wound up with only 49 grabs.
As his numbers via Pro Football Focus (subscription required) indicate, Graham also had his issues with pass blocking in 2013. Still, he and Owen Daniels could make for a potent combination under new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien.
Brandon Myers, New York Giants
2013: 47 receptions, 522 yards, 4 touchdowns
One season after his breakout campaign with the Oakland Raiders, Myers wasn’t nearly as productive with the Giants. Then again, it was far from a stellar year for quarterback Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin’s offense.
In 2012, Myers totaled a team-high 79 receptions for 806 yards and four scores with the Silver and Black. While the former sixth-round pick equaled his touchdown production this past season with the Giants, he was targeted 75 times and totaled 47 catches in 2013.
Dustin Keller, Miami Dolphins
A knee injury suffered during the preseason versus the Houston Texans derailed Keller’s season before it even got started. In five seasons with the New York Jets (2008-12), the former first-round pick totaled 241 receptions for 2,876 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Considering the emergence of tight end Charles Clay last season, who totaled 69 receptions and a team-high six touchdown catches, will Keller get another chance with the Dolphins?
Andrew Quarless, Green Bay Packers
2013: 32 receptions, 312 yards, 2 touchdowns
This past season, the former fifth-round draft choice played in all 16 games for the first time in his four-year career.
After missing all of 2012, Quarless started a career-high 10 games and totaled a career-high 32 catches. With teammate Jermichael Finley’s future in Green Bay somewhat cloudy, is Quarless the heir apparent? Keep in mind that he’s totaled only 56 catches, three for touchdowns, in his brief career. And Quarless suffered a knee injury in December of 2011 that caused him to miss all of 2012.
Dallas Clark, Baltimore Ravens
2013: 31 receptions, 343 yards, 3 touchdowns
Is there anything left in Clark’s tank following 11 NFL seasons?
The former first-round draft choice has totaled 505 catches for 5,665 yards and 53 scores during his productive career. Clark spent the first nine seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the last two years with both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012) and Ravens (2013).
Will the veteran pass-catcher make it four teams in as many seasons this fall? We may wind up waiting awhile when it comes to Clark.