Pass-grabbing malcontent Laveranues Coles (90 catches in ’04) is said to be on the brink of being waived by the Redskins. Coles, supposedly surplus to requirements in Joe Gibbs’ ball-control offensive, will represent an interesting free agent option to anyone unwilling or unable to make a run at Randy Moss.

Shaun Alexander, one yard shy of the league’s rushing mark last season, will probably become a free agent following a report that the Seahawks are about to put the franchise tag on 17-ranked QB Matt Hasselbeck.