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Receiver Help? A List of Available WR Free Agents

A list of the NFL wide receivers who are still available and looking for a job in 2013.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

We're all thinking it, aren't we: the New England Patriots need help at wide receiver. And while some part of me is still holding out hope that they will swing a trade for Larry Fitzgerald (the same part of me holding out hope that all of this hair starting to sprout up on my back will magically stop growing), in reality I don't think we'll be acquiring ourselves an elite WR from another team anytime soon.

So, that leaves New England with two options: forge ahead with what they have and hope that the rookies improve with each and every game, or go out and acquire some veteran help to assist the rookies in easing into what is one of the more complicated offenses in the NFL. After these last two weeks, Bill Belichick may decide to go with the latter option.

Below is a list of the current free agent wide receivers that are avaliable and ready to play. This list isn't comprehensive or up-to-the-minute, but most of the major names are on there. There are more than a few guys on this list - Lloyd, Stallworth, Branch, Gaffney, Underwood - that have a familiarity with the Patriots system, and there are also guys -Massaqoi, Breaston, Schilens, Doucet, Crayton - that have seen success in other systems. Granted, the list isn't incredibly impressive, but the fact of the matter is that if Belichick decides that he needs some veteran guys to catch the ball, he can find them.

Brandon Lloyd
Laurent Robinson
Devery Henderson
Braylon Edwards
Andy Tanner
David Nelson
Austin Collie
Lavelle Hawkins
Mohamed Massaquoi
Donte’ Stallworth
Steve Breaston
Josh Cribbs
Michael Jenkins
Deion Branch
Early Doucet
Ramses Barden
Anthony Armstrong
Devin Aromashodu
Chaz Schilens
Mike Thomas
Courtney Roby
Chad Johnson
Jabar Gaffney
Derek Hagan
Tiquan Underwood
Matthew Willis
Naaman Roosevelt
Deon Butler
Roscoe Parrish
Brandon Banks
Patrick Crayton
Sammie Stroughter
Jason Hill
Jordan Shipley
Jordan Norwood
Brian Robiskie
Ruvell Martin
Patrick Turner
Greg Camarillo
Legedu Naanee
Mardy Gilyard
Devin Thomas
Adrian Arrington
Michael Clayton
Terrence Austin
Richard Goodman
Terrance Copper
Demetrius Williams
Brett Swain
Maurice Stovall
Jerheme Urban
DeMarco Sampson
Devon Wylie
Jaymar Johnson
Quan Cosby
Ronald Johnson
Chastin West
Lance Long
Tim Toone
Terrence Toliver
Nathan Palmer
Jeff Fuller
Jamar Newsome
B.J. Cunningham