Monday, October 09, 2006

Patriots sign WR Gaffney

Good news for a team carrying only three wide receivers. But will it be enough to pick up this offense? I know Miami has a good defense, but except for when the defense placed them in perfect position (or the pass interference call), the offense was not able to move the ball. This team has become one-dimensional. Stop the run and it's all over. - NFL - Patriots sign WR Gaffney, cut Sullivan, Poteat

The New England Patriots addressed their lack of veteran depth at wide receiver on Monday, signing free agent Jabar Gaffney.

Gaffney, 25, worked out for New England coaches and personnel officials on Friday, along with veteran free agent wide receivers Kevin Johnson and Charles Rogers, and was deemed to be the best of the trio.

Gaffney played four seasons with the Houston Texans and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent this spring, but was released at the end of training camp.

To create a roster spot for Gaffney, the Patriots released defensive tackle Johnathan Sullivan, who had not dressed for any of the team's five regular-season five games this season. The club also released veteran defensive back Hank Poteat, who has been on and off the roster several times the past three seasons, and was re-signed two weeks ago.

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