Wide Receiver Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Brandon Lloyd, WR, SFX4/15/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been signed by the San Francisco 49ers, the team that originally drafted him in 2003.
Insight: Lloyd didn't play in the NFL last season, but caught 74 balls for 911 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 with New England. He figures to be San Francisco's No. 4 target behind Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis.
Sidney Rice, WR4/14/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Sidney Rice, formerly of Seattle, has been cleared for football activities by Dr. James Andrews.
Insight: Now he just needs to find a team to play for. Rice had a decent year in 2012 with Seattle, but hasn't been a valuable fantasy asset since 2009 when he caught 83 balls for 1,312 yards and eight scores for Minnesota.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KAN4/12/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wideout Dwayne Bowe has a court date next week regarding a marijuana arrest last November.
Insight: The results of the incident could effect his availability at the beginning of the season. The Chiefs are already weak at wide receiver and could be looking to add help at this year's draft.
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND4/8/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne says he's way ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery. SOURCE: NFL.com
Insight: He also added that he expects to be fully cleared by April 25th. The Andrew Luck/Wayne tandem should be as dangerous as ever in 2014.
Nate Burleson, WR, CLE4/8/2014 8:24:00 PM
Description: The Browns have brought in receiver Nate Burleson on a one-year deal.
Insight: Burleson played just six games in 2012 due to a broken leg and nine last year with a broken arm (suffered in a car accident). The veteran averaged 4.3 receptions per game with the Lions over the last four seasons, but he'll likely be behind Josh Gordon, Greg Little and Andrew Hawkins on the depth chart in 2014 for a team with an unsettled QB situation.
Jason Avant, WR, CAR4/7/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Carolina has reached a one-year agreeement with former Eagles wideout Jason Avant.
Insight: Philadelphia may not have been as eager to cut Avant had they known of DeSean Jackson's off field issues. Either way, he's with Cam Newton now and figures to start alongside Jerricho Cotchery. As long as Avant stays healthy, we'd expect him to improve on the 38 catches and 447 receiving yards he totaled last season.
Mike Williams, WR, TAM4/4/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: The Buccaneers have traded wideout Mike Williams to Buffalo for a sixth-round pick.
Insight: Williams will join a receiving corps that features Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods, T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin. The trade reunites Williams with his college coach, Doug Marrone.