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Randy Moss and the Best Potential Free Agent WRs Who Are 35 or Older: NFL Fan’s Preview
The 2012 NFL offseason isn't a good time for past-their-prime receivers to be testing free agency. DeSean Jackson, Vincent Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, Steve Johnson, Marques Colston and Wes Welker are just a handful of players who Pete Prisco has ranked in his top-50 free-agent list. All of the aforementioned players were ranked in the top 18. That doesn't include Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Jerome Simpson, Robert Meachem or Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham.
Here are five of the best free-agent wide receivers who will be 35-years-old or older by the start of the 2012-13 regular season. There are a couple of wide receivers who never played during the 2011-12 season. There are a few more who could be released from their teams or are scheduled to become free agents.
Randy Moss just turned 35-years-old in February. Moss had played for the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans in 2010. He's looking to return to the NFL after he retired before the start of the 2011 season.
Moss has reportedly had interest from three teams. He has also been extended an offer from the Indoor Football League's (IFL) Chicago Slaughter.
Terrell Owens will turn 39-years-old in December. Owens recently agreed to a deal where he will be a player and co-owner for the IFL's Allen Wranglers. Owens hasn't received any interest from any NFL organization after he tore his ACL last year. He still believes that he has something to offer after the dismal showings from wide receivers in the conference championships this past season.
Potential Free Agents
Plaxico Burress will turn 35-years-old before the season begins in 2012. The New York Jets aren't expected to re-sign Burress after he finished his first season with the team. Burress had eight touchdown receptions in 2011. He could be a target for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Donald Driver turned 37-years-old in February. The Green Bay Packers already have a stable of wide receivers that include Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb. Tori Gurley is currently awaiting his opportunity on the practice squad. Aaron Rodgers is good enough to where he can make most receivers look better than they are.
Driver is owed a $2.2-million roster bonus if he is still on the roster at a certain point in March. He has insisted that he's willing to accept a pay cut to remain with the Packers.
Hines Ward will turn 36-years-old in March. Ward is not expected to return with the Steelers. Like Driver, he has claimed that he'd take a pay cut to remain with his team. The Steelers already have a talented duo of wide receivers with Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown.
Joshua Huffman graduated from Middle Tennessee State University as a marketing major in 2009. He's been a Middle Tennessee resident from 1986-88 and 2001-present. He lived in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin from 1988-01 and for approximately eight months in 2009-10 as he completed a 20-game volunteer position with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers. His favorite sports organizations include the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs and Nashville Predators. He also follows the Tennessee Titans, his favorite AFC team.
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