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Patriots sign WR Michael Jenkins

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09:32 PM ET 03.30 | The New England Patriots have signed free agent wide receiver Michael Jenkins. The Patriots added the veteran after he was released by the Minnesota Vikings, and have completely revamped their wide receiving corps this offseason. Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd will not be with them in 2013, and the team has added Jenkins, Danny Amendola, and Donald Jones. Jenkins caught 40 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns in 2012.

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March 30, 2013  09:49 PM ET

Did a WR ever have a less impact during a 74 catch, 911 yard season than Brandon Lloyd? I loved him in Denver, told myself it wasn't his fault in St. Louis, but how can you be the only healthy receiver for the entire season on a team with Tom Brady and only have 4 TD's?

March 30, 2013  11:04 PM ET

and Not Mike Jenkins the DB. This guy won't make it to September.

March 31, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Brady will make him look like an all pro if he makes it to the regular season.

March 31, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Given the Patriots poor history of drafting wide receivers the last ten years, it is probably just as well they continue down the FA route for wide receivers.

March 31, 2013  09:05 AM ET

You would think since they have brady signed and owed money until he is 40 years old, that they would get serious in a draft and go for a top WR. Maybe this year.

March 31, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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You would think since they have brady signed and owed money until he is 40 years old, that they would get serious in a draft and go for a top WR. Maybe this year.

For all the crowing Patriots fans do, the ultimate legacy of this team is the 3-4 Super Bowls they left on the table due to nothing more than the organizations refusal/inability to draft anyone of any import during the entire Belichick era bar a select few. Had they drafted a couple of future All-Pros instead of the constant retread and dollar store pickups they do every year, they might well have passed Pitt and SF for number of rings. Instead, its been a decade of "Yeah, well...we beat the Jets!" and couldawoudlashouda's.

It sounds strange that a three time SB winner's ultimate legacy should be one of failure, but there it is, folks.

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March 31, 2013  11:59 AM ET

Jenkins is mostly a receiver now that can get you a first down, but don't ask him to go deep, because he can no longer get separation from DB's.

March 31, 2013  08:02 PM ET

Good, now they can pass on Saunders...

 
April 1, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Good, now they can pass on Saunders...

That's what I was thinking too!!!

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