Looks like Coles may be joining the list of FA WR available this year. He's supposedly offered to pay back part of his signing bonus in order for the 'Skins to release him.
So that makes a potential list of:
for us to sign. If our FO wants to act on upgrading the WR unit, it looks like we have plenty of viable options through FA, though all have a different degree of appeal to the team. Plax has never been, and may never be, a #1 WR who can carry a load. Porter supposedly turned down money about on par with what Chad Johnson got last year, so he may be out of our price range. Bruce has been a legit #1 WR, but hasn't had to be as of late so it's a bit of a roll of the dice with him. Muhammed and Mason are our best options of that group, IMO.
Porter would be nice. He's got the speed to do the deep passes when we need to and the size to do the mid-range passing game when we do that. Coles caught 90 passes last year in a very poor Redskins offense. Don't let the low YPC influence a decision about him, as it appears most of his passes were shorter passes aimed at him making the play after the catch, such as quick hitches, screens and plays like that. It's kind of hard to see much success there when there's already defenders crammed around you due to bringing up an extra safety to stop Portis. He's a proven #1 WR who could benefit us, IMO.
The biggest problem is, IMO, that we may not have the money to get any of them.