The New England Patriots are trying to make some changes to their receiving corps this offseason. With Cordarrelle Patterson now on the Chicago Bears and Chris Hogan lingering on the free agent market, the team is a bit thin at the position.
Sure, they signed Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington. They also were able to bring back Phillip Dorsett. But, the team is likely still looking to invest in solid offensive weaponry to put around Tom Brady.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots have interest in a recently released veteran receiver, Jordy Nelson.
The Patriots' interest makes sense, as Nelson is a proven, productive receiver at the NFL level. NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry identified him as one of the receivers the Patriots could target in the second wave of free agency.
Nelson, 33, played last season with the Oakland Raiders. He caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns and served as the team's de facto No. 1 receiver when Amari Cooper was traded. Before that, he spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers where he had a strong rapport with Aaron Rodgers.
Perhaps Nelson will be able to build a similar rapport if he's paired with Tom Brady. But first, the Patriots will have to win the competition to earn his services.
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