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Free Agency Preview: Wide Receiver

Posted Mar 8, 2015

After a career season, Jeremy Maclin is scheduled to become a free agent when it all begins on March 10. Maclin was the Eagles’ top wide receiver in 2014, and his status dictates where the Eagles stand when it comes to the wide receiver position. But there were plenty of other big takeaways from the other wideouts on the roster. Rookie Jordan Matthews will be back after distinguishing himself in a rookie receiver class for the ages with more than 800 yards and eight touchdown catches. Riley Cooper proved himself to be a versatile receiving option, and rookie Josh Huff showed big-play ability. Both Cooper and Huff are under contract, along with Will Murphy and Quron Pratt. Veteran wideout and jack-of-all-trades Brad Smith is also an unrestricted free agent, while Jeff Maehl will be an exclusive rights free agent.'s Top Free Agent Wide Receivers

1. Randall Cobb, Packers (Re-signed with Packers on March 7)
2. Torrey Smith, Ravens
3. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles
4. Michael Crabtree, 49ers
5. Cecil Shorts, Jaguars
6. Kenny Britt, Rams
7. Hakeem Nicks, Colts
8. Denarius Moore, Raiders
9. Brian Hartline, Dolphins
10. Harry Douglas, Falcons

The Top Wide Receiver Contracts From 2014 Free Agency

1. DeSean Jackson, Washington (4 years, $16M guaranteed, $24M total)
2. Eric Decker, Jets (5 years, $15M guaranteed, $36.25M total)
3. Golden Tate, Lions (5 years, $13.25M guaranteed, $31M total)
4. Julian Edelman, Patriots (4 years, $8M guaranteed, $17M total)
5. Andre Roberts, Washington (4 years, $8M guaranteed, $16M total)
6. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (3 years, $6M guaranteed, $15M total)
7. James Jones, Raiders (3 years, $3.65M guaranteed, $10M total)
T-8. Jacoby Jones, Ravens (4 years, $3.5M guaranteed, $12M total)
T-8. Steve Smith, Ravens (3 years, $3.5M guaranteed, $10.5M total)
9. Devin Hester, Falcons (3 years, $3.5M guaranteed, $9M total)
10. Ted Ginn, Jr., Cardinals (3 years, $3.25M guaranteed, $9.75M total)

*Contact data is according to Spotrac

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