A blog post in The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday stated that super-agent Drew Rosenhaus had sent an e-mail to all 32 NFL teams with the information that Anquan Boldin, Plaxico Burress, and Chad Ocho Cinco (a.k.a. Chad Johnson) were available for trade.
What do Boldin, Burress, Jerry Porter, Marty Booker, Antonio Bryant, Chad Johnson, and Terrell Owens have in common this off-season? Depending on what you read and believe most (or all) of these wide receivers might be in different uniforms next season. Owens has been surrounded by rumors abound that he is on his way out in Dallas. Porter was dropped from Jacksonville after a disappointing season. Bryant rejuvenated his career with a strong performance in Tampa Bay. Booker was dropped out of Chicago after an injury-plagued season.
At the top of the rumor list of destinations for these — and just about every other miscreant player — is the Oakland Raiders. While the silver and black could use some actual receivers for JaMarcus Russell, they can’t all land in the Northern California sun. Here are some ideas for WRs looking for a new home this offseason.
Teams In Need
The Seahawks might as well have punted on third down and long for the better part of the year as the receiving corps either underperformed or just withered throughout the season. Now, the biggest need for this team is help on the line which will give a QB actual time to throw, but having a solid target or two wouldn’t hurt either. A guy like Burress could work well in Seattle where the weather can be a factor, having spent his career in Pittsburgh and New York.
Joe Flacco needs something to throw to down the field badly. Derrick Mason is a nice possession receiver. The whole receiving corps is full of possession receivers. The Ravens needs someone who can stretch the field to open up the running game (the bread and butter). A guy like Boldin would be a great weapon in the Baltimore offense.