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4 receivers New England should target

With free agency beginning next week, the New England Patriots will look to re-tool in hopes of making a fourth straight Super Bowl. With only Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson all set to hit free agency, and the question marks surrounding Josh Gordon, the only bonus contributing wide receiver that's set to return is Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman. So here are five receiver options in the free agency that the Patriots should target, excluding their own impending free agents. No surprise here, as the Patriots attempted to acquire Tate from the Lions back before last season's trade deadline. Tate will come at a price, but the 31 -year-old still has a few years left as a tough-as-nails receiver. Tate’s championship pedigree can be traced back to his time as a No. 1 receiver for Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, when the franchise won the Super Bowl XLVIII. Even after a subpar second second to his 2018 season, when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles, Tate scored the game-winning touchdown on fourth down in the team's wild card in over the Bears in Chicago. Tate can play in the slot, and as a 'Z' type, the receiver flanks. His knack for picking up huge chunks of yardage after the catch (and after contact) make him an excellent fit in New England, but the Patriots will have to shell out some mid-to-high level cash for the free agent. 1 2 3 … 4

With free agency beginning next week, the New England Patriots will look to re-tool in hopes of making a fourth straight Super Bowl. With only Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson all set to hit free agency, and the question marks surrounding Josh Gordon, the only bonus contributing wide receiver that’s set to return is Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman. So here are five receiver options in the free agency that the Patriots should target, excluding their own impending free agents.

No surprise here, as the Patriots attempted to acquire Tate from the Lions back before last season’s trade deadline. Tate will come at a price, but the 31

-year-old still has a few years left as a tough-as-nails receiver. Tate’s championship pedigree can be traced back to his time as a No. 1 receiver for Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, when the franchise won the Super Bowl XLVIII. Even after a subpar second second to his 2018 season, when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles, Tate scored the game-winning touchdown on fourth down in the team’s wild card in over the Bears in Chicago.

Tate can play in the slot, and as a ‘Z’ type, the receiver flanks. His knack for picking up huge chunks of yardage after the catch (and after contact) make him an excellent fit in New England, but the Patriots will have to shell out some mid-to-high level cash for the free agent.

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