Found January 23, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Patriots were already shallow at wide receiver in 2012, and if they can’t sign both of their free agent slot receivers, it could get even uglier in 2013. By the end of the season, the Patriots had just Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Kamar Aikan and Matthew Slater on their roster. Donte Stallworth and Julian Edelman were placed on season-ending injured reserve and Jabar Gaffney hadn’t made the roster out of training camp. There was also the time Bill Belichick activated Marcus Zusevics from the PUP list, forcing the team to cut Greg Salas from the 53-man roster and losing him to the Eagles. Zusevics was never active for the remainder of the season. Obviously the Patriots have plenty of other weapons on offense, and the fact that Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen and Aaron Hernandez can line up at wide receiver helps the depleted crew, but when the Patriots’ season meant the most, they were one injury away from special teamer Slater playing  a major role — that’s not ideal, n...
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