Veteran WRs experience status expiration
Apparently there is a statute of limitations on draft status. This offseason has helped disprove a perception that first-round picks are provided unlimited opportunities to play up to their glowing draft scouting reports in the NFL. Or at least underline that potential, it seems, really does carry a shelf life. For many onetime former first-round wide receivers, the expiration date appears to be nearing. Try asking any of the five onetime first-round wide receivers who, only five weeks before summer practices commence around the league, are still looking to latch on to a training camp invitation, if they believe it. There remain nearly two dozen "vested" (four seasons or more of seniority) wide receivers from among the original pool of unrestricted free agents, or players who were released and thus classified technically as "street" free agents now, and these are probably desperate times for all of them. Lamented the prominent agent for one of the former first-rounders...
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