Patriots Add Receivers [Sports]

Rebuilding The Passing Attack

The New England Patriots gave Tom Brady some toys to play with today, signing a pair of pass catchers.

Brandon Lloyd has been with 5 teams in 9 years, with his last season being split between Denver and St. Louis. He caught 70 passes for 966 yards and 5 TDs. The year before, he had 1448 yards and 11 TDs. I haven't heard the dollar totals yet, but Lloyd most likely didn't come cheap (update: 3 years, $12 million).

They also signed injury prone Anthony Gonzalez, who last caught passes from Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. Like Manning, he was injured last year. He's a minimum contract guy.

Gonzalez is more of a Welker-type slot guy, while Lloyd (15.4 yards per catch) is a deep threat.

We also signed Trevor Scott, a former Oakland Raider defensive end. Dan Connolly, a versatile center/guard, was also brought back. Redskins safety Laron Landry was in town Saturday. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on