New England Patriots: Do They Need Another Wide Receiver?

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The way Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense clicked on all cylinders for eight weeks leading up to the playoffs, no one would have thought that wide receiver would be a top concern for the team headed into the offseason.
But throw into the conversation a good mix of Deion Branch and Wes Welker being blanketed like six-year-olds being tucked in at night, and the Patriots suddenly enter the conversation for a receiver.
Of course, drawing hasty conclusions from one game probably isn't in the formula for success, but I digress.
Age, inexperience and contractual concerns loom around this position, too. Deion Branch is 33 years old, and won't play forever, no matter how much Patriots fans would love for that to happen.
Welker, on the other hand, has one year left on his contract. How he performs in his second year back from a knee injury will go a long way in determining if the Patriots keep him around or move on without him.
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