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Veteran WRs experience status expiration

WR Plaxico Burress (Steve Mitchell/USP)

Plaxico Burress can still play, as evidenced by his eight touchdowns with the Jets last year, and a cadre of other free agent receivers of the proven variety are still waiting for their phone to ring.

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...

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