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APNewsNow. The New England Patriots have signed former Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez.
The 27-year-old Gonzalez was a first-round draft pick in 2007 out of Ohio State. In five seasons with the Colts, he had 99 receptions for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns, but has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. He has been active for only 11 games since the 2008 season.
Gonzalez missed all but the first game of 2009 and all but two games in 2010 with knee injuries. He did not make a reception in eight games last year.
New England's All-Pro receiver Wes Welker is a free agent and the Patriots gave him the franchise tag, meaning they will be owed compensation if anyone signs Welker.
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The New England Patriots have announced this afternoon that they have signed a new wide receiver, and it’s was not the reported signing of WR Brandon Lloyd heading into this weekend. The Patriots official website released the announcement this afternoon that the organization has signed former Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez. No terms of the agreement have been...
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The New England Patriots made a splash in free agency by inking wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a three-year contract. And the addition of Lloyd only strengthens the Patriots already potent passing attack. New England tried to make a similar splash last year when they brought in veteran receiver Chad Ochocinco. That particular move did not go as planned. Ochocinco had just 15 catches...
The New England Patriots added two veteran wide receivers on Saturday. Earlier in the day they signed former Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who’s battled injuries throughout his five-year NFL career.
Gonzalez has only played in a complete 16-game regular season one time, and that was in 2008. This past season he was active for only eight games and didn’t record any receptions...
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Brandon Lloyd will quickly learn that Tom Brady is nobody’s puppet in New England!
Check out Brandon having a little fun with a Tom Brady puppet prior to announcing that he would be joining the New England Patriots. Like all the players on New England’s offense, Tom will use Mr. Lloyd as his puppet when orchestration next years Super Bowl run. Thanks to @lindocohn for the pic.
According to Shalize Manza Young o the Boston Globe, The New England Patriots are “close” to signing free agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, per a league source.
If the Patriots are able to get a deal done with Lloyd, it would give them the deep threat they desperately need at the receiver position.
Lloyd should be able to flourish in the Patriots because the past success he’s...
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