Unrestricted WR Free Agents available...

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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Rod Gardner resigned with Packers .. Here are some WR out there

    Terrell Owens
    Keyshawn Johnson
    Josh Reed
    Rickey Prohel
    Jabar Gaffney
    Kevin Johnson
    Reche Cawdwell
    Az Hakim
    Tim Carter
    Ike Hilliard
    Jerome Pathon

    Not to mention Tim Dwight , Troy Brown and I think Pierless Price
  2. skri65

    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I'd like to see dwight in a pats uniform next year for little money
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2006
  3. nickw308810

    nickw308810 On the Game Day Roster

    Reed, Gaffney, and Caldwell are the names I like there. All 3 are still pretty young and a change of scenery could bring out their talent that they haven't lived up to yet. I think all 3 have the ability to become our number 2 sometime during the season. Caldwell seems the most ready to break through but I believe Gaffney and Reed are more talented.
  4. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    I know its vogue this week to bemoan the loss of Givens, but, come on, the guy was a utility #2WR whose stats can be easily replaced.

    I lots of those guys having the potential to match Givens #s and productivity within the Pats system.

    Reed, Gaffney, Caldwell, Carter would IMO be decent 2-3yr stop gap guys.

    I think Key would improve on Givens #s.
  5. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    What's also in vogue this week is minimizing our losses in FA. Sorta along the lines of "oh well, Jabbar Gafney really is just as good as Givens was."

    I hope BB goes with a youth movement at WR. Losing proven players like Givens sucks, but at least if you draft someone, rather than plug in a stiff like all of those guys on that list, the potential for legitimate upside is there...sorta like with Givens when he was drafted. There's no upside with Gaffney and those other stiffs, with the possible exception of Caldwell.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2006
  6. smg93

    smg93 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #54 Jersey

    Sorry Semi OT but Maurice Stovall would be nice in the draft and from an FA standpoint, I really like KJ now as a quick boost to the WR Corps for the next two or three years.
  7. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I am not sure that is the case...to put Givens on some sort of pedestal is just as short sighted...He had many good points as a receiver..but a downside as well.
    There may be some WRs there that were limited by their system and their QBs ability..that is a possibility..one that you may have overlooked. I think I would take BB's opinion on who was a "stiff" or not over yours...I do think there will be vets as well as draft picks and others in the mix. Givens's loss was a big one..but far far from fatal.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2006
  8. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Givens was one of my favorite players on the team, and a good #2 receiver. However, you will see a huge difference in his production without Brady throwing to him. He's not fast enough to make plays on balls that are not thrown with near-perfect accuracy.
  9. NE39

    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Gaffney signed with the Eagles, he is off the market.
  10. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    If we were to sign KJ, I would expect him to have better production over the next three years than Givens will have, or would have had. KJ has been production last year.

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