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4 Dwayne BOWE
ONCE HE had the full attention of opposing defenses, Bowe's breakout season ended with a whimper: 14 catches for 277 yards and one touchdown over the final six games (including playoffs). With a tougher schedule in 2011, as well as an erratic quarterback (Matt Cassel) throwing to him, there's little hope of Bowe repeating his '10 performance.
5 Marques COLSTON
COLSTON HAD off-season microfracture surgery on his right knee, which now matches the left one (which underwent microfracture surgery in 2009). New Orleans's spread-the-wealth offense added another weapon in Mark Ingram, and second-year tight end Jimmy Graham will have a bigger role, especially in the red zone. Colston's 1,000-yard days appear over.
6 Donovan MCNABB
BEING BENCHED in favor of Rex Grossman a year ago is a red flag. Also, consider that McNabb will be playing in a run-first offense behind a line that struggles to protect, and his No. 2 receiver will either be Bernard Berrian or Michael Jenkins. Given his woes in Washington, it's time to wonder whether McNabb's success was due to Andy Reid's QB-friendly offense.
7 Joseph ADDAI