With the possibility of losing Lance Moore to free agency, we could possibly looking for that number 2 or 3 WR that could fill that gap. Sure we have Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson, and of course fan favorite Adrian Arrington...but losing Moore would be a tough hit to our WR corps. So, because riding high on energy drinks on a long night shift, I'm gonna go through a few of the potential options we have in the (hopefully) upcoming free agency period.
1-2 WR prospects:
First off we'll start with the best of the...well...free agents. Right now, we've got Marques Colston as a pretty solid number one WR. But to have another guy across from his that can spread the field a little more couldn't hurt right? Here's a list of what I consider this years "1st or 2nd receivers"-
- Randy Moss - Getting older but can still put up top numbers, I don't think he's a too much of a "locker room cancer" or other negative connotations like that. He would definetly garner attention on the field and draw double teams...making room for Brees and Co. to do what they do the best...WIN!
- Braylon Edwards - I know, he's pretty inconsistent, but he's another guy with size and speed, but he never really has had an elite QB throwing to him, so maybe we can change that with Drews arm. I read somewhere that he could be seeking number 1 WR-type money, but I really don't think he deserves that, so if he's willing to make less (way less) then he's an option.
- Terrell Owens - Like Moss, he's up there in age now, and known to have locker room issues, but still can perform with the best of them. He signed with the Bengals as the "number 2 guy" but ended up leading the team in receiving.
- Santana Moss - For me, he's always been an under-the-radar kind of guy, but some-what consistent with 8558 yards in 11 seasons, (750 yards p/s) I think he could become a number 2 guy with his numbers diminishing as his age increases.
2-3 WR prospects:
Next we'll go into a group of guys that were just never good enough to garner that primary receiver tag, but could still be solid enough to contibute to our team.
- T.J. Houshmandzadeh - A great second-fiddle guy that couldn't really cut it in Seattle.
- Mark Clayton - A bust his whole career who seemed to catch a spark early last year in St Louis until he was placed on the IR.
Of course there are other's who are out there, and of course Lance Moore could be back (which would be great), but this is just a small peak at who's out there in the waters that we know as free agency.