Cris Carter, Miami (unrestricted): Was only a small factor in five games with the Dolphins but worth picking up if a team feels like it's a receiver away from reaching championship level. And of course, if he's interested in playing another season.
Laveranues Coles, New York Jets (restricted): Enjoyed a breakout season after catching 89 passes. Coles has developed into one of the league's top big play receivers.
Curtis Conway, San Diego (possible cap casualty): He's not the vertical threat he once was and was frequently double-teamed in San Diego. Conway could be a nice pickup for a team needing a No. 2 option.
Brian Finneran, Atlanta (restricted): The Falcons appear to be looking for a better big play option than Finneran, who caught 56 passes. Finneran's playing time is more of a reflection of the Falcons receiving talent but would be a good pickup for depth purposes.
Ed McCaffrey, Denver (possible cap casualty): McCaffrey rebounded after having a serious knee injury and caught 69 passes. Despite his advancing age (34), McCaffrey is still a solid possession receiver.
Mushin Muhammad, Carolina (possible cap casualty): Muhammad has not been around the greatest supporting cast. He may not be the big play threat he was at one point but would still be a good pickup if a team needs a vertical threat.
Peerless Price, Buffalo (unrestricted): Price figures to strike it rich after catching 94 passes for 1,252 yards and nine touchdowns. The question: Is Price's production more a reflection of his ability or being paired with Eric Moulds? Any receiver would love that situation but it's tough to overlook Price's breakout season.
J.J. Stokes, San Francisco (possible cap casualty): His performance has not warranted being the No. 10 overall pick of the 1995 draft. Despite his size (6-4, 220), Stokes has been an underachiever and has failed to take advantage of his single coverage chances.
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