Why Big Changes Could Be Coming for Patriots at Wide Receiver

February 3, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If we learned one thing about the New England Patriots in 2015, it's how devastating injuries can be to a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
If we learned a second thing, though, it was how important Julian Edelman is to the success of the Patriots passing game. His ability to get open quickly, to run with the ball in his hands and—most importantly—to be where Tom Brady expects him to be are the traits that make him an irreplaceable component in the Patriots offense.
It's a double-edged sword: the Patriots should obviously be thrilled to have a receiver with Edelman's skill level and skill set, but he's also dealt with injuries in three of the past four years. The depth behind Edelman needs to be as stable as a concrete slab.
Unfortunately, things could shake up dramatically on the Patriots depth chart at wide receiver. Brandon LaFell ($3,675,000 cap hit) and Danny Amendola ($6,804,166 cap hit) are scheduled to count significant sums against the salary ca...

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