The free agent wide receiver market is shrinking, with many of the top targets finding addresses outside of Chicago. Let’s recap some of the top targets and their probable landing spots:
Santonio Holmes – inked a 5 year, nearly $50 million deal with $24 million in guaranteed money with the Jets
Sidney Rice – reportedly heading to the Pacific Northwest with Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. 5 years, $41 million with $18.5 in guarantees.
Braylon Edwards – seems intent on sticking with the Jets. Fine by me. If we want passes dropped, there are plenty of guys on the Bears that can do that.
Steve Breaston – rumored to be heading to Kansas City and reunite with former offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Plaxico Burress – Plax seems to want to go to familiar surrounds, with top choices between the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Santana Moss – re-signed with Redskins, despite Devin Hester’s pleas for him to come to the Bears.
Lance Moore – the Saints wideout will stay in the Big Easy.
Hey, we’ve still got Mike Sims-Walker! Or the multi-talented Brad Smith.
Another interesting name that has popped up is Roy Williams. He played for Mike Martz in Detroit a few years back and was recently dumped by the Cowboys. I’m not a huge fan, but he would definitely be an upgrade over what the Bears have on the roster.