Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/28/12
With a deep receiving corps, the Patriots knew they had to make cuts at the receiver position ahead of final cuts and that these would probably be proven veterans. The Patriots made their first round of cuts yesterday, cutting veterans Donte Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney. Stallworth was not a surprise as he has caught just 24 passes for 391 yards and 2 touchdowns over the last two seasons after being suspended for the 2009 season after hitting and killing a pedestrian with his car while drunk driving. However, Gaffney was a bit of a surprise. Gaffney has years of experience in Josh McDaniels’ scheme, playing with the Patriots in from 2006-2008 and the Broncos from 2009-2010. He also has experience with Tom Brady. He was the Redskins’ leading receiver last year, catching 68 passes for 947 yards and 5 touchdowns and was only cut by them for financial reasons. Only heading into his age 32 season, the Patriots took a chance on him, hoping he had something left. Now they’ll have to eat hi...
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