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.