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When the NFL lockout ends — hoping this week — chaos begins.
Remember that there has been no free agency yet this league year? Well, that is going to have to happen before training camps start at the end of this month.
Not much time to get this stuff done. Which means there is going to be a feeding frenzy for available players.
Who all those players are still is a little bit of a mystery. The new CBA will dictate which players are free agents and which are not, so this list may not be accurate by the time the signing period rolls around.
Yesterday we broke down a few notable running back free agents. Today, wide receivers.
Burress spent the last few seasons in a jail cell, so he has been out of the game. But Michael Vick proved that a player can get back into and do well. Will Burress follow the same path as Vick?
Landing spot: Somewhere that needs immediate help at wide receiver. Chicago fits the bill. Philly and Pittsburgh have been mentioned in passing as well.
The ACL injury is not going to help his chances of signing anywhere when free agency begins. But if Owens has proven anything over the course of his career, it is that he is a freakish athlete.
Landing spot: Probably won’t sign anywhere immediately, but could latch on with a team late in the preseason or early in the regular season. Too soon to tell, but the team will have a need.
What are you going to get out of Moss at this point in his career? After being traded from New England last season, he did nothing in stops Minnesota and Tennessee.
Landing spot: The Jets reportedly are interested. With a strong locker room, it could be a team that squeezes a little bit of the good Moss out here in the twilight of his career.
Landing spot: There will be suitors. Edwards will go where the money takes him. The only non-option is Cleveland.
Here are today’s great reads:
- The NFL Network recently released its top-100 current NFL players list, topped by Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. But what if someone ranked the NFL players based on salary? A much more interesting list, in my opinion. [The Big Lead]
- Wide receivers in the spotlight today, so a quick look at some of the top fantasy receivers heading into 2011. How will the addition of Julio Jones affect Roddy White in Atlanta this season? Jones should be able to help roll some coverage off White, but he could eat into White’s numbers. [The Fifth Down]
- This web page was not displaying correctly for me, but if it works for you it could be useful information: Fantasy scoring systems to consider when setting up your league this season. [National Football Post]
- Useful data for fantasy owners: Fantasy quarterbacks versus strength of schedule in 2010. Hard to predict what will happen in the future, but this is good data if you are looking for a diamond in the rough at quarterback this season. Hello, Josh Freeman. [FantasyOMatic]
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