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NFL Notebook: Rice among a deep WR group

Sidney Rice (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty)

Sidney Rice could be a free agent if a new CBA incorporates old rules, but he wouldn't be alone. Free agency this year – whenever it starts – has the potential to be deep at the receiver position, and a couple of other well-known receivers could be seeking trades. Plus, notes from around the league and a look at North Carolina's defensive line success.

Better to receive: There has been a lot of attention paid to veteran wide receivers who might be available in free agency — Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Vincent Jackson, among others — and justifiably so. And the status of Carolina's Steve Smith, who is said to have asked for a trade, is worth watching for teams in the market. But clubs are monitoring as well a group of young wideouts... Recommended Stories